Friday 5th June
Good morning! Friday means it's time for the Golden tickets draw. Thanks to everyone who entered.
Mr Wonka is pleased to announce that the winning class is Year 2! You are all reading CHAMPs!
Keep an eye on the post - 3 lucky winners will receive their Wonka Bar soon.
Thursday 4th June
The Oompa Loompas are back - well done if you found them! Click here if you want to find out what they have been up to.
Don't forget that the the golden tickets draw takes place tomorrow at 10am. Send photos of your 5 reads to firstname.lastname@example.org to be in with a chance of winning a special Wonka bar. You can earn extra golden tickets when you send in 5 word book reviews and pictures you have created of your favourite book characters.
Good luck to you all!
Well done to our latest winners:
Wednesday 3rd June
Hello, wonderful readers of Gade Valley!
Now, where are those Oompa Loompas? I have asked them to set another Oompa Loompa Challenge. They must be somewhere around the Home Learning area....
I'm sure they'll turn up somewhere. Meanwhile, here are some more 5 word book reviews and pictures of your favourite book characters:
Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely half-term holiday and you're all ready to get reading! Here's a reminder of all the ways you can join in with the Golden Tickets page:
The address for all entries is
email@example.com and please remember to include your name and class in the subject line!
Here's some of our latest winners:
Friday 22nd May
Oh no! We missed him again! Can you guess which class he was visiting?
Well done to Year 2 for being the class winners! 3 lucky children will be receiving their prize through the post. Good luck!
Here are some more of your amazing pictures of characters and 5 word book reviews. You really are reading CHAMPs!
Thursday 21st May
Hello! It's another busy day on the golden tickets page! Mr Wonka and the Oompa Loompas have received lots of pictures of your favourite characters and even more 5 word book reviews. Mr Wonka made a special announcement yesterday - scroll down if you didn't see it!
Here's some of your fantastic character pictures and book reviews:
Wednesday 20th May
WOW! Thankyou so much for sending in your character pictures. Mr Wonka has been really impressed and he is offering a reward:
Everyone who sends in a drawing of a favourite character or a 5 word word book review will receive an extra golden ticket in the draw. So, if you send in a drawing of a character and a 5 word book review and a photo of your 5 reads, you will get 3 chances to win one of 3 special Wonka bars!
Remember, the address is firstname.lastname@example.org and please always include your name and class.
Here's just a few of the drawings sent in so far:
Gosh, it's been a busy day in the Golden tickets department! We love it!
Bye for now!
Tuesday 19th May
And so, more golden ticket winners can be revealed...
Well done to this week's winners and well done to all our amazing Gade Valley readers!
your pictures to email@example.com
Golden Ticket Draw
Here are our latest winners! Well done to everyone who is continuing to read at least 5 times a week. The next draw is on Friday so, to be in with a chance of winning one of 3 special Wonka Bars, please keep sending your photos of your 5 reads to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 15th May
Shh!....I've managed to sneak in to the Golden Tickets counting area without being seen and I've found out which class won this week. Take a look...
Keep an eye on the post to see if you are one of the 3 lucky winners!
By the way, I also overheard the Oompa Loompas talking about ideas for a new reading challenge. That sounds exciting; let's hope we find out about it soon!
Thank you to everyone who entered the draw and read 5 times this week.
Remember to keep reading and there will be another draw next Friday.
Keep sending in your 5 word book reviews too!
Tuesday 12th May
Thankyou Gade Valley readers for sending in your 5 word book reviews. It's good to see what you've been reading. Keep sending your reviews in and they will feature here and on the school display that the Oompa Loompas are working on.
Remember to enter your 5 reads into the Golden Tickets draw - there's still lots of time to enter this week. Please send your photos of your reading records in by Friday at 10am - any entries received after that time go into the next draw, so keep your entries coming!
Send your Golden tickets entries and your 5 word book reviews to email@example.com and remember to include your name and class in the subject line.
Friday 8th May - VE Day
The VE day golden ticket draw has taken place.
And the winning class is....Year 1!
Well done to all our readers - keep reading and send in a photo of your planner when you have read 5 times.
We'll meet again!
Thursday 7th May
Hello everyone! The Oompa Loompas have been working hard on a display for the brilliant 5 word book reviews. This is what it looks like so far:
There's plenty of room for more...please send a 5 word book review for any book you have read to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will feature on this page and on the school display.
And, don't forget to send in your planner photos when you've read 5 times. The draw is tomorrow at 10am.
Keep calm and carry on reading!
Wednesday 6th May
Thankyou to all you great readers for sending in your 5 word book reviews. The display at school is beginning to take shape - please keep sending them in. Here's another selection of your reviews:
Please send in your 5 word book reviews and your entry to the golden tickets draw email@example.com by Friday at 10am.
Tuesday 5th May
Well done to our lucky golden ticket winners this week!
Well done also to Tom from Reception!
Remember: to be in with a chance of winning, please send a photo of your reading record when you have read 5 times to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oompa Loompas have received lots and lots of 5 word book reviews. Thankyou for sending them in! Here is a selection:
The Oompa Loompas are busy making a display in school - please keep sending in your 5 word book reviews. All you have to do is describe any book you have read in five words and send your review along with your name, class and the title of the book to email@example.com
Friday 1st May
Hello everyone! I am pleased to announce that the winning class in this week's golden ticket draw is.......
Well done to everyone who entered. 3 lucky winners will be receiving their prize in the post soon.
Thursday 30th April
Hello! A quick reminder - the Golden Tickets draw takes place tomorrow. Please send a photo of your reading record showing this week's 5 reads to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am tomorrow. Please remember to add your name and class in the subject line so that you are entered into the correct draw. Thanks to everyone who has entered so far!
The Oompa Loompas are thrilled to say that they have already started to receive some 5 word book reviews. They have been very entertained with your efforts and they will publish their favourites soon. They really liked Mr Barron's review in his daily briefing - click here to hear his 5 word book review.
They Oompa Loompas have been thinking hard and they have another 5 word book review:
Boy's trip to chocolate factory
Can you guess the title of the book? Mr Wonka thinks it's quite easy!
Wednesday 29th April
NEW! Oompa Loompa Challenge!
Introducing... 5 word book reviews! Simply describe any book you have read in 5 words.
If you want to join in, email your 5 word book review to email@example.com and the best ones will be published on this page. Plus, the Oompa Loompas will use your reviews to create a school display.
CBBC has a page where you can send book reviews in just 5 words. You can see the page here. Have a look there for ideas. If you want to submit your review to the CBBC page, then go ahead but make sure you get permission from a grown-up.
Now, Mr Wonka wonders...can Gade Valley do better?
Of course we can!
Here’s a 5 word book review from the Oompa Loompas:
Carrie’s War – evacuated girl makes big mistake.
I’m looking forward to seeing your 5 word book reviews! Which class will send in the most?
Monday 27th April
Here are our winning readers!
There is one more winner to be revealed...
Hello readers! The Golden Tickets draw took place today and the prizes are in the post so good luck to everyone who entered and thank you for making sure you keep up your reading. I hope you are enjoying it.
The winning class was revealed in today's daily briefing, so head over there if you want to see which class won - don't forget to sing along with Mr West!
There will be another draw next Friday so keep reading and keep sending in a photo of your planner page showing that you've read 5 times to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to state your name and class in the subject line so that your ticket goes into the correct draw.
Keep safe and keep reading!
Wednesday 22nd April
Here's some of the lucky winners from the last 2 golden ticket draws. Well done to our winners who all read 5 times in a week.
Congratulations also to Jake in Year 2 - another lucky winner!
Also, there's lots of time to enter this Friday's draw. Remember to send a photo of your planner page when you have read 5 times to email@example.com
It's back to (home) school! The golden tickets competition is going really well - thankyou to everyone for entering. To enter the weekly draw, all you have to do is send a photo of your planner page when you have read 5 times to firstname.lastname@example.org
The special Wonka bars are in the post! If you are a lucky winner, please email a picture of you with your prize to email@example.com and the winners can then be revealed on this page.
There will be another draw next week, so don't forget to send a photo of your planner when you have read 5 times.
Friday 10th April
Hello! It's time for the Golden Tickets draw:
Oh no! It looks like we have just missed Mr. Wonka - he must be busy making lots of chocolate eggs!
Three lucky winners will be receiving their special Wonka Bar in the post. If you are a winner, please email a photo of you holding your prize to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be another draw next week. So, good luck and keep reading!
Thursday 9th April
Well done to our lucky winners!
There's still time to enter this week's draw. Please send a photo of your planner showing that you have read 5 times this week to email@example.com
Keep reading and good luck!
Friday 3rd April 2020
Thank you to everyone who entered this week’s Golden Ticket competition. The draw has taken place and the winning class is.......
The winning children are..
...not going to be revealed...yet!
Three lucky winners will receive their special Wonka bar through the post.
The winners will be revealed on this page when they send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org saying that they have received their prize. You can send a photo of you holding your Wonka bar!
The Golden tickets competition will carry on over the Easter holidays so keep reading! Send a photo of your planner when you have read 5 times to email@example.com
The Golden Tickets competition is back and now you can enter from home!
When you have read at home 5 times in a week, simply send a photo of the completed page in your planner to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please add your name and year group in the subject line.
Your golden ticket will go into the weekly prize draw and, if you win, your special Wonka bar will be posted to you!
The winners will be revealed on this page when they have emailed back that they have received their prize. You can send a photo of yourself holding the prize!
I hope that you are all enjoying your reading and GOOD LUCK!