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Book and Word of the Week

Book of the Week for w/c 19th February 2018 WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by GERALDINE MCCAUGHREAN

“In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys from St Kilda are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned to endure storms, starvation and terror. And how can they survive, imprisoned on every side by the ocean? Inspired by a true event, this is a breathtaking story of nine boys and the courage it takes to survive against the odds, from three-time winner of the Whitbread/Costa Children's Book Award Geraldine McCaughrean.”


The Word of the Week for the w/c 19/02/18 is:COMPETENCE (NOUN)

Meaning : The ability to do something successfully or efficiently.

Example : “He reached a reasonable level of competence in his English.”


The winners of the WotW in the w/b 29/01/18, are as follows:

Winners: Stefanie H and Katie G, D10: “ The boy stepped back and admired the Christmas tree he had just finished embellishing.  He turned to look at the calendar and realised it was the beginning of February!” (3 housepoints & box of Maltesers/ Haribo)

Highly Commended: Catriona M, D08: “My mum overspends when she buys beautiful and elegant embellishments for her scrapbooking pages.  In the end, those embellishments never get used! (2 housepoints/ lolly)

Commended: Holly J, M09: “ The top pf the dagger was embellished with the finest jewels in the kingdom.” (1 housepoint/ lolly).


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