Scholastic Poetry Competition

To celebrate the Scholastic Book Fair coming to Seven Mills this past week the school library ran an Autumn-themed poetry and book competition across the school. Key Stage One classes either drew their favourite book character or wrote an animal shape poem whilst Key Stage Two classes had free rein to write any kind of poem they liked on Autumn.

Now Seven Mills is always enthusiastic when it comes to entering in competitions but this time it really blew my socks off – over 80 entries across the school! I had a lovely time reading all the entries and choosing 5 winners for the Scholastic Book Fair tokens was exceptionally difficult. However, after careful consultation with class teachers 5 deserving winners were finally picked, one from Year 1, one from Year 2, one from Year 5 and two from Year 6.


A very well done to all the winners and a round of applause to everyone who entered. I had a huge smile on my face reading them all and it was genuinely exceptionally hard to pick just five to give the tokens too. I’m hoping to get a big display together soon of all the entries because they truly deserve to be seen by all the school – watch this space!

I hope you all had a lovely time at the Book Fair and I’m looking forward to hearing all about the new books you’ve been reading!

Laura the Librarian

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming back to Seven Mills!

Seven Mills has been offered an extra Book Fair this year by Scholastic and to celebrate the Library is holding a competition!

Children in Reception and Year 1 will be drawing their favourite book characters, Year 2 will be creating their own animal shape poems and Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be penning their own Autumn poems.

Five lucky winners will receive a £5 Scholastic voucher to spend at the Fair.

The Fair will run after school on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th November. Competition entries are due in on Thursday 16th and winners will be announced the same day.

If you’re stuck and need some inspiration check out our Autumn Word Cloud and internet links below for help with crafting your poetry masterpiece, or head to the Ideas Store or the school library and use this list of authors to inspire you.

Happy writing!



Paul Cookson John Agard
Michael Rosen Grace Nichols
Pie Corbett Brian Patten
Brian Moses Ted Hughes
Gaby Morgan Roald Dahl
Benjamin Zephaniah Tony Mitton




The Poetry Foundation

Types of Poem

English Bitesize KS2

English Bitesize KS1

Tower Hamlets Book Award

This year six pupils in Year 6 have been taking part in the Tower Hamlets Book Award. This award is set up by the School Library Service to show off some of the best books of the year and the winner is chosen by Tower Hamlets children. This year the librarians had a really hard time choosing which books should go on the shortlist for our schools to read. After a lot of wrangling (and arguing!), the librarians finally got a list of over 70 books down to just 6:

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Tower Hamlets Book Award 2016