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Two Days Left to Enter the KS1 Book Cover and the KS2 E-Book Competitions

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Don’t Forget to Enter the KS2 E-Book and the KS1 Book Cover Competitions! With two days to go until the deadline for both of these competitions, I thought that it would be a good idea to remind schools to get their entries in. Both competitions were organised with World Book Day in mind, which was on 5 March 2015. So, hopefully, lots of writing and illustrating has been going on and will be getting sent in to us. You now have two days in which to get your entries in. In case you have missed them, full details of the competitions are reproduced below.

Competition Details

 

Calling all Writers and Illustrators!

smiling book123 ICT are delighted to announce the arrival of their Spring Term competitions for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two! Both of the competitions have been planned to coincide with World Book Day on the 5th of March. We feel that they provide great opportunities to use ICT in Literacy and also possibly even inspire reluctant writers. Perhaps the entries could  be shared within school during any literacy events that you may have planned for World Book Day.

Key Stage One, Spring Term Competition

Calling all Illustrators! This is your chance to win 10 Clicker Books Apps for iPads, kindly donated by Crick Software, or a free 123ICT Pupil Workshop for your school.

As World Book Day 2015 is organised for the 5th of March, we thought it would be good if our Key Stage One, Spring Term Competition was to create an exciting book cover and blurb using graphics, word processing or desktop publishing software. It would be great if the book cover could be shared within school during any literacy events that you may have planned to coincide with World Book Day. In addition to the obvious literacy and art opportunities that the competition will undoubtedly create, it will also allow the children the chance to practise and improve upon their graphics, word processing and desktop publishing skills.

 The winning school will receive 10 Clicker Book apps or a Clicker 6 Single User Licence and a ‘Clicker Tales’ title, kindly donated by Crick Software.

ClickerBooksWhat really sets Clicker Books apart from other book making apps is the customisable reading and writing support it offers, which empowers children of all abilities to independently demonstrate their knowledge of a particular subject or put together their very own storybook. Clicker Books is particularly effective when used to support children with dyslexia and struggling spellers. (Crick Software)

The runner up school will receive a free 123ICT pupil workshop.

Key Stage Two, Spring Term Competition

Calling all Writers ! This is your chance to win a year’s subscription to Serial Mash (worth £200) and a collection of print books, kindly donated by 2 Simple Software, or a free 123ICT Pupil Workshop for your school.

As World Book Day 2015 is organised for the 5th of March, we thought it would be good if our Key Stage Two, Spring Term Competition was to create an e-book – with an intended audience of Key Stage One children. It would be great if the book could be shared within school during any literacy events that you may have planned to coincide with World Book Day. In addition to the obvious literacy opportunities that the competition will undoubtedly create, it will also allow the children the chance to practise and improve upon their word processing and desktop publishing skills. This was a highly successful competition last year and the entries we received were absolutely wonderful; we really hope that this year the competition will prove to be equally as successful.

Ideas for your E-Book:

  1. A short illustrated story – complete with: colourful illustrations, a beginning, middle and end structure, front cover, back cover and an interesting blurb.
  2. A non-fiction information book complete with interesting information, illustrations with captions, contents and index lists, whilst also possessing an inviting front and back cover.

The winning school will receive a year’s subscription to Serial Mash (worth £200) and a collection of print books, kindly donated by 2 Simple Software.

serial-mashSerial Mash is a growing online library of books specifically written for use in primary school classrooms with the new National Curriculum 2014. The books are aimed at children aged 7-11 and come complete with a range of teacher resource packs, comprehension quizzes and extended writing activities.(2Simple Software)

The runner up school will receive a free 123ICT pupil workshop.

 

Competition Deadlines

All entries received will be published on our website and as you can see, we have some really super Literacy based software prizes. The deadline for entries to both competitions is Friday 20 Mar 2015.

Good luck in the competitions, we look forward to receiving your entries.

 

 

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