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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”

 

Year 5 Science Trip

We had an amazing trip at Warwick University. Starting in the brand new lecture theatre, we were treated to a range of chemistry experiments ably demonstrated by Nick. Look at the link to see some of them in action.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/chemistry/about/schools/primary/

After this, we split off into groups to interview one of the university ambassadors.

The afternoon was spent on a nature trail around the university campus, which was humungous!

A great day was had by all. If you want to find out any more about our visit, then why not ask anyone in Year 5?

Aspire Week 2016

“We believe that real education should help us live ‘on purpose’. Aspire provokes us all to think about two questions: Who am I? Where am I going? It is a range of experiences that plant seeds… seeds that will flourish throughout our lives.” Paul Tarry, Principal

Here are a series of short films made about the week and theres much more to find out about what we have been upto on the blog by clicking #Aspire in the word cloud on the left.

Oasis Hobmoor Aspire Week 2016 – Oasis Nine Habits from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Oasis Hobmoor Aspire Week 2016 – Trips to University Of Birmingham from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Oasis Hobmoor Aspire Week 2016 – Trips to BMag and IKON from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Oasis Hobmoor Aspire Week 2016 – Trips to Coventry Cathedral from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Oasis Hobmoor Aspire Week 2016 – Our Guest Workshops from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Giving the children a series of steps to think about Who am I and where am I going? we looked at

Identity
Who am I?
Trips to cultural institutions like IKON, BMaG, Coventry Cathedral and the Library help us explore our identity and culture.

Faith
What do I believe?
Guest leaders such as Clive Fowle and The Feast help us to explore our beliefs and how these shape how we think, feel and act for today and in the future.

Behaviour
How should I behave?
The Oasis Nine Habits help us think about the kind of person we want to become. What habits do we need to achieve our ambitions and work together in a thriving, healthy community? These are: Compassionate, Patient, Humble, Hopeful, Honest, Joyful, Considerate, Self-controlled, Forgiving.

Action
What action do I take to achieve my goals?
Blessing Maragere, Young Entrepreneur and Serena Arthur, Young Poet Laureate for Birmingham are two of the people who’ve worked with us. They are role models who have achieved their aspirations at a young age, they helped us to see what is possible by talking about the steps they took to success.

Jill Rowe

We enjoyed listening to Jill, head of Oasis Ethos, in assembly. She talked to us about putting on the nine habits: honesty, forgiveness, compassion, patience, consideration, self-control, being humble, joy and hope, like we would clothes.

Later on we had a workshop, where we discussed what we are good at and watched some funny videos.

Think about this quote: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’

We thought about questions we would like other people to ask us to help us make ourselves better.

Which habit would you like to work on?

What questions could people ask you to help you to be a better person?

Coordinates, Electronics and Treasure – Aspire Day

My name is Ashley and Im a Digital Artist who has worked in Hobmoor as part of the Every Child Is An Artist project.

Today for Aspire Day I worked with pupils and we used a combination of Maths skills, alongside engineering and electronics to be pirates out to discover and retrieve treasure.

Problem Solving

Most of the Maths we used today involved problem solving. One of the most used skills across the curriculum from subjects such as science to sports and all areas of development.

Logical Thinking

Working iteratively and making decisions based on estimates and coming to conclusions based on a process of thinking and elimination.

Coordinates and Maps

Using columns and rows to describe a position on a map and to use terminology to pinpoint a place.

Directions / Instructions

Using instructions to create a series of coordinates so that a route could be followed across the map to avoid the obstacles.

Electronics and Engineering

Using Little Bits to create a pirate winch to haul up the treasure chest. We worked iteratively to improve our design to build a strong enough winch to lift the weight of the treasure box.

 

What did we make ?

The pupils created instructions from the Maps to find routes across the seas to reach the Treasure and then constructed a working crane winch to lift up the treasure box containing a stash of chocolate bunnies !

 

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Hobmoor TV

After half term we launched Hobmoor TV – the Hobmoor TV crew meet every Tuesday lunchtime to report on recent or upcoming events at the school, and conduct interviews with pupils and adults at Hobmoor.

Here’s a brief introduction to some of the TV team:

 

Hobmoor TV is a project that will hopefully continue into the future as it is a great way of sharing information about what is happening at the school – here is some information about tomorrow’s Christmas disco:

 

The team interviewed students about recent events at Hobmoor, Aspire Day and the trip to Whitemoor Lakes, and managed to get some footage of the day the ‘smoothie bikes’ came to town…

 

The TV crew like to talk to pupils and adults at the school to get to know a bit about them – they found out a bit about what some of the students got up to at half term:

 

And also got to find out a bit about me!

Aspire Day, October 2015 by Hobmoor TV

The Hobmoor TV crew on Aspire Day went round the classes to capture some of the buzz and show what was going on. Heres their news and views plus a little about our Mystery Guests, Olly Armstrong, Rachel Duggan and Simone Chester who delivered some amazing art workshops.

Hobmoor TV Aspire Day Mystery Guest Upcycled Leaf Art from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Hobmoor TV Aspire Day Face Painting and Make Up from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Hobmoor TV Aspire Day Mystery Guest Session with Olly Armstrong from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Hobmoor TV Aspire Day Edibile Art from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Hobmoor TV Aspire Day Abrcadabra Magic Tricks from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Hobmoor TV Aspire Day Waffle Making from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Hobmoor TV Aspire Day Upside Down Art from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

 

Hobmoor TV Aspire Day Olly Armstrong from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Hobmoor TV Aspire Day Mystery Guest Simone Chester from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Hobmoor TV Aspire Day Rachael Duggan from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Into the spotlight!

Before half term Miss Crooks and Miss Arthur led the into the spotlight workshop for Aspire Day. We spent the morning putting together a song and dance routine to the S Club 7 classic, ‘Reach for the Stars’.     

              In the afternoon, we had a lady called Claire from the Hippodrome come and teach us the routine from the stage show ‘Annie’.        The children were impeccably behaved and Miss Crooks and I were very impressed. I now present to you, the stars of the future!