Spelling Bees competePosted: 15th July 2019
The importance of spelling was highlighted through a whole school competition.
All pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy were challenged to take part in the annual Spelling Bee.
Older children in Key Stage 2 took part in class elimination rounds before the winners went head to head on stage during a finals assembly.
The older finalists were handed a microphone and challenged to spell words including “millennium”, “convenience” and “photosynthesis”, as well as giving their meaning and use in a sentence.
In Key Stage 1, younger pupils battled it out in their classrooms.
Key Stage 1 winner Jack, Year 2, said: “I was super nervous and shocked when they said in assembly that I was the winner. I felt great. My family are so proud of me.”
Matt Grier, enriched curriculum lead, said: “The words children were asked to spell were words I would hope they would already know or be able to use their phonetic skills to work it out.
“The Spelling Bee promotes the importance of spelling.”
Key Stage 2 winner was Suraj.