Ellesmere Primary School Teachers ‘buzzing’ after the Spelling Bee Grand Finale!
Three weeks ago Years 1 to Year 6 were set a challenge, they were entering the schools first ever Spelling Bee Competition. Since then competitors had been busy learning their spelling lists at home. After having a couple of weeks to learn their spellings children then entered themselves into the Year group heats. Teachers carried out the heats in their classrooms and managed to whittle the number of competitors down to four finalists who would go head to head in the Grand Finale on Thursday 6th July (today).
The Spelling Bee Final came around so quickly, the four finalists from each Year group were given a week to learn another list of words which linked to their focus book and to their Year expectations.
All contestants went above and beyond to learn their spellings and set the bar extremely high. Many Year groups reached the quick fire round where children were challenged to spell blind words.
The Year group winners were as follows:
Year 1: Ruby Williams
Year 2: India Hibbott
Year 3: Lillie-May Piggott
Year 4: Sophie Pugh
Year 5: Josh Martin
Year 6: Charlotte Rogers
Each winner received a Spelling Bee trophy and a medal, second place received a medal and third and fourth places received a certificate of congratulations. All children who participated throughout the heats will be receiving a newly designed Spelling Bee bookmark.
We would like to say thank you again to all children who entered the Spelling Bee and a special thanks to parents and supporters who have helped children learn their spellings to such a high standard.
Miss Evans, Miss Massey and Mrs Mort