Star of the Week Badges…

I am not sure how many people remember this, but we have a purple merit badge for Star of the Week because Mrs Smith loved the colour purple and she chose it when she went off to have her baby! Now we have come to the end of the purple badges and we need a new colour. Should we haveĀ  badges that are an enamelĀ star in a round badge? Should we have star badges that are actually in the shape of a star? And what colour should we have now? Please have your say and when you are star of the week, you will get the badge that you have chosen!

2012 A Year of Reading…

This year we are determined to celebrate reading at Ivanhoe Academy. I bet lots of us got books for Christmas and I would imagine that we have all been enjoying a few quiet moments where we lose ourselves in whatever we have been reading. I bought a book called, ” Stories from Ancient Egypt” by Joyce Tyldesley, which I read last week so that I could teach Y3 all about them as part of their English lessons. I am also reading, ” An Elephant in the Garden” by Michael Morpurgo which is about World War II. This Friday we will be spending the afternoon looking at books that we might like to buy for the classroom so that people can borrow them and enjoy them. I would like everyone to let me know about the book they are reading and why they like the book. I would also like people to make suggestions as to what books classes should buy on Friday. Please blog and let us know what you enjoy, that way we can make reading more fun for everyone in school.