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Hobmoor Writing Competition 2017

Well done to all you tallented writers!

We had a collection of fantastic entries from year 1 all the way through to year 6 for our Aspire Day Writing Competition. All of the entries have been carefully read and collated into two magazines.  Serena Arthur, young poet laureate for Birmingham 2016 is our judge and the winners will be announced.

Printed copies of the magazine are available to order from the office at £5.99 each or by filling in the order form in your children’s bags. They are super high quality, full colour and every story in the pages below. Once a main print run has been ordered extra copies will be available to be ordered from the publishers website.

You can read the e-version for free below.

JustWrite yrs 1 to 4
JustWrite yrs 5 & 6

 

End of Term Exhibition for Every Child is an Artist

This term the children have been working with Hannah, Jayne and Claire. Here is some of their work in our end of term exhibition.  Our theme was the environment, looking at whats inside and what is outside around us.  In year 1 and 2 it helped us to build a city scape with the inside of our imagined rooms on the other side, while other peices looked at creating art from the bugs and creatures outside which we looked at.

The ceramic tiles were inspired by the artists Hundertwasser who makes really colourful abstract work of of landscapes. The pieces will go outside in a new location for the school.

Oasis Academy Hobmoor Writing Competition

Oasis Academy Hobmoor Writing Competition!

Hand your work into your class teacher by Monday 20th March.

Write a story, poem, drama script or comic and have the chance to see your work published in a real book!

As part of our Love Language Aspire day we have launched a creative writing competition for all the children at Oasis Academy Hobmoor to enter, with shortlisted stories and winning entries published in a new book – a collection of the children’s work created especially for the school.

Everyone a winner!

All finished and complete entries by the children will be published in a professionally printed magazine for each class. Copies of these will be available for parents to buy for approximately £4.99. Proceeds (approx £1 per magazine) will go to support learning in our partner academy Oasis Academy Musoto in Uganda.

What do I write about?

You can use the inspiration from our Love Language day or write a new story, poem, drama script or comic about any theme you like.

Competition Rules

  • Only one entry per pupil
  • Ensure that all pupils include their name, surname, class and age on their entries
  • Stories can be on the entry form or separate A4 sheet leaving a 1cm boundary
  • Stories must be your own work, not copied.
  • Pictures, illustrations and drawings must be your own work, not copied
  • Entries must be no longer than 2 x pages A4
  • By entering the competition entrants will be deemed to have accepted the Rules (terms of entry) and be bound by them. See oasisacademyhobmoor.org for full terms

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Use of language
  • Originality
  • Interpretation of theme (if applicable)
  • Age is taken into consideration
  • Any learning difficulties editors are made aware of are taken into consideration

Prizes

Your work will be published in a class magazine, copies available for parents to purchase.

A shortlist of up to 20 of the best stories of the finalists will be collated together and published in a hardback book, available for parents to purchase.

 

In each age category one lucky winner will receive a Kindle Fire as the prize!

 

Age categories:

  • Reception, Year 1 and 2
  • Year 3 and 4
  • Year 5 and 6

Deadline – hand it in to win!

Put your  NAME___________Class __________ Age_____ on each page.

 

Hand your work into your class teacher by Monday 20th March.

 

 

 

Terms of Entry “the Rules”

  • Entry to the competition is Free
  • The Competition is open to children at Oasis Academy Hobmoor
  • The Competition has age categories: Reception, Year 1 and 2; Year 3 and 4; Year 5 and 6
  • Children (under 18 years old) must have permission to enter the Competition from a parent or guardian who will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the Rules. We reserve the right to ask for proof of permission.
  • Your entry may comprise of stories, poems, drama and can include illustrations or drawings
  • A panel of teachers will review the entries and select the competition finalists “the Finalists”
  • Entry’s will be judged on
    • Creativity
    • Imagination
    • Use of language
    • Originality
    • Interpretation of theme (if applicable)
    • Age is taken into consideration
    • Any learning difficulties editors are made aware of are taken into consideration
  • All finalists will have their entries published in an Oasis Hobmoor Writing Competition magazine “the Anthology”. Entries will also be published on the school website. The proceeds of any books sold will be put towards supporting Oasis Academy Musoto in Uganda
  • Being chosen for publication is not “winning” the competition
  • Winners are chosen as the best writer or poet based on the judging criteria above selected from the finalists
  • Winners names and ages will be displayed in the publication and on the school website
  • All prizes are not transferable. No cash alternative is available for any prize
  • In consideration for Oasis Academy Hobmoor’s acceptance of an entry and by submitting an entry to the Competition:
    • each entrant, as you are under 18, his or her parent or guardian gives Oasis Academy Hobmoor and designated companies permission to use and publish his or her entry to the Competition in any media and format throughout the world, including in the Anthology and in a gallery on the Website.
    • each entrant, as you are under 18, his or her parent or guardian waives all moral rights in his or her entry to the Competition; and
    • each entrant, as you are under 18, his or her parent or guardian warrants that nothing in his or her entry will infringe the copyright or any other intellectual property right of any third party or defame any third party.
  • Each finalist agrees to assign copyright of his or her entry to Oasis Academy Hobmoor confirming the permissions, waivers and warranties given above.
  • These Rules are governed by English law and the Courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising out of the Rules.

The producer of Oasis Academy Hobmoor Writing Competition is Mercurial Dance Limited, Company No. 5014680. Vat Registration No. 231362149. 11a Canal Warehouse, Leicester Row, Coventry, CV1 4LH “the Producer”

 

playing with technology written by Ali and Tammie

A few weeks ago we have been learning about the mission 2097 and we have created how the future would be like and created ourselves.We made little bits and makey makey we used schematics to help us.With all of this it made electronic wheels and saw them rolling.A few weeks ago we made controllers  that could be touched and use to move around.Last week we had the exhibition and different tech was used and our technology was used our controllers were there and our pictures.We made boxes and glued and sticked pictures that we drawed and in the exhibition we used our controllers to move the cardboard box with all our pictures and the controller moved the box left right up and down.

 

working with Ben has been a blast.It was innovative and creative.Im hoping that the next project will be as good as this one.Drawing pictures for the box controller was fun also making controllers was fun as ever.Even drawing ourselves in 2087 was extremely creative.I and many others will miss this goodbye ben and goodbye this project.it has been fun and exiting.this project was one of my favrioute  projects so long to this exiting on of my most favroute projects.

BENS BRILLIANT EXHIBITION

in year 6 we have been learning about technology with ben we drew pictures of ourselves in the year2097 of when we are 80 yrs old we made our own controls using the envelopes and using our makey makeys                 we used little bits to bring our pictures to life     ben was a excellent technologist  and we will miss him a lot our class would agree with me             img_0177 

this is a picture to show year 6's controllers being used
this is a picture to show year 6’s controllers being used

 

BY SHEMSA AND CIARA

 

Mission 2097 – creating work inspired by the future

My name is Emma and I have been working with students at Hobmoor again this term to create videos, animations, comics and other visual work based on our theme of what the world might be like in the future: ‘Mission 2097’.

I make videos and lead workshops teaching others how to make their own films and animations using whatever technology they have access to. There are so many great apps out there for our phones and tablets that make it easy for us to flex our creative muscles!

This term I have been working with years 1, 2, 4, and class 6D – I had already worked with the year 4s when they were in year 3, so they already had a bit of a head start on the apps we have been using.

At the beginning of term we talked about what we thought the world might look like in the future, including the homes we would be living in, the vehicles and other technology we might have, and how we ourselves might change.

Future house and guard robot
Future house and guard robot – made using Huepaint

 

Robot eyes!
Robot eyes!

 Moving images

Once we had talked through some ideas of how the design of our future houses, appliances and vehicles might look and what features they might have, we also talked about our own appearances and how human bodies might change. Could we find a cure for ageing? Would prosthetic limbs and body parts be improved? Would we be able to even change our biology, or that of other animals?

To explore this, we used drawing animation with iPad app I Can Animate, an affordable and very simple to use animation app. The app has an ‘onion skinning’ feature which allows you to see the ‘ghost’ of the last picture you talk, so it helps users to line up their object or drawing in the right place for each photo.

Robot car – made using I Can Animate

Robot friends – made using I Can Animate

Interviews, ads and trailers

For the video work, we used iMovie, a very simple app for filmmaking. We interviewed eachother about our future predictions, made trailers for futuristic movies, and also advertisements for future products.

 

Most recently, we have been using the app Comic Life to create comic strips and posters trying to teach people ways that they can change or things they can do to make the future better. The messages we have concentrated on the most are bullying, dropping litter, and racism.

Comic about littering - made in Comic Life
Comic about littering – made in Comic Life

On Wednesday the 7th of December we will be putting all of this work on display in the hall and innovation studio, so watch this space!

Virtual Futures

Hello! Ben Neal here, I’m a Creative Coder and Gadgeteer who’s been working with years 5 and 6 to create futuristic computer controllers to navigate around virtual worlds filled with our artwork.

During last term we used the LittleBits kits and MakeyMakeys to create our own Human Interface Devices made from recycled cardboard boxes and padded envelopes to replace the mouse and keyboard.

We made drawings of what we think we’ll look like in the year 2097 and added these to an interactive 3D world around which we can navigate and explore.

Below you can see some screenshots of what we’ve been up to and an animation of a virtual wall full of students work.

Click play to watch the video above

LittleBits kit
LittleBits kit
3d-world
3D World
inventors-schematic-template
Inventor’s Schematic
enviro-cube
Interactive vitual boxes

 

Pumpkin Fun!!!!!!

Today Nursery have enjoyed exploring pumpkins! We cut them open and looked inside to find lots and lot of seeds! We carved them put using spoons and thought about how many seeds might be in the middle, some of us even thought there might be 100!! We thought that if we planted the seeds they might grow into more pumpkins! Tomorrow we are going to have a go at pumpkin tasting! We can’t wait! Nursery!!!!

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