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New Horizons Competes in the TSAT Spelling Bee!

New Horizons Competes in the TSAT Spelling Bee!

New Horizons was delighted to participate in the TSAT Spelling Bee final held at Cedar Children’s Academy last week! Our four finalists – Mariam (Year 3), Evie (Year 4), Elliott (Year 5) and Ekisha (Year 6) – competed against children at our fellow Medway Thinking Schools: All Faiths Children’s Academy, Cedar Children’s Academy and The Gordon Children’s Academy. They performed brilliantly and were each presented with a certificate for taking part.

The final consisted of five exciting rounds, each designed to test and challenge participants.

In Round 1, pupils were asked to spell words from the National Curriculum. It was clear to see that all children had practiced for this round, as they smashed it! Round 2 was a little different: pupils had to unjumble a range of anagrams, racing against the other schools to get to the answer first. Round 3 was tricky, as it required the children to give the correct spelling of homophones when presented to them in a sentence…their/they’re/there were some brilliant answers in this round from our pupils at New Horizons! A range of very tricky challenge words made up Round 4; it was brilliant to see the children trying their best and giving the words a good go, even the really difficult ones! The Spelling Bee ended with an intense, exciting ‘How many words in a minute?’ round, where each school team worked together to spell as many words as they could against the clock.

The competition was very tight and pupils from all schools did a fantastic job. Huge congratulations to our friends at The Gordon Children’s Academy for taking home the trophy.

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