Remember Friday 13th November is Children in Need Day. We will be having a coffee morning from 9am and then a cake stall for the children charging 50p a cake to raise funds for Children in Need. Please come along and join Mrs Baldwin for a coffee and a catch up with family and friends.
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Fast following on SMS
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To get started:
- Send Follow [Bradshawcps] to 86444 and you will start receiving Tweets from that user on your device.
Some notes on fast following:
- Fast Follow users have a limit to how many updates they can receive daily. If you have hit your limit, you will receive the message “You’ve reached your daily limit for Tweet notifications”. If you would like to receive more updates just reply with your full name and follow the instructions to create a full Twitter account.
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Have a fast follow account but want to upgrade to a full Twitter account?
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- Or, text your full name to your mobile provider’s shortcode.
Fast follow mobile commands
Below you’ll see all of the SMS commands you can use as a fast follower. All other SMS commands, including those for registered users, can be found here.
- Follow [username] – allows you to receive updates from that user.
- OFF or STOP or LEAVE – turns off receiving updates from the users you are following.
- ON – will turn on device updates and you will start receiving tweets again.
- WHOIS [username] – retrieves the profile information of the user.
- STATS – returns the number of people that you are following.
- GET [username] – retrieves the latest update that user has posted.
To remove your phone and fast follower list from Twitter:
- Sending STOP twice in succession to 86444 will delete your follower list and remove your phone number from Twitter. You will no longer receive updates from us.
- You can send Follow [username] anytime and start receiving updates again!
Thursday 6th March is world book day and we have been able to get Curtis Jobling to come into school and work with the children. Here are some more info about Curtis:
Bradshaw CP School are presenting pupils with a fantastic opportunity to meet the author and illustrator Curtis Jobling.
On 6th March Curtis Jobling will be talking at school about his Wereworld series set in the imaginedand highly inventive world of lycanthropes. He will talk about his love of film/books and animation, being the designer of Bob the Builder, and creator of
Frankenstein’s Cat and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion. There will be a ‘werewolves in cinema’ pop quiz, before a gripping chapter reading from one of the novels. The event concludes with a lively question and answer session, plus a book signing
for each of the four novels.
The first book in the Wereworld series is Rise of the Wolf, which was short-listed for the Waterstone’s Book Prize, 2011:
‘You’re the last of the werewolves son. Don’t fight it…Conquer it.’ When the air is clear, sixteen year-old Drew Ferran can
pick up the scent of a predator. When the moon breaks through the clouds, a terrifying fever grips him. And when a vicious beast invades his home, his flesh tears, his fingers become claws, and Drew transforms …Forced to flee
the family he loves, Drew seeks refuge in the most godforsaken parts of Lyssia. But when he is captured by Lord Bergan’s men, Drew must prove he is not the enemy. Can Drew battle the werecreatures determined to destroy him – and master
the animal within?
Praise for Rise of the Wolf, Rage of Lions, Shadow of the Hawk, Nest of Serpents, Storm of
Sharks and War of the Werelords:
“An excellent new series” – SFX Magazine
“Superior to Eragon, and pure fun” – The Times
“The most exciting fantasy story I have read for
years, Wereworld had me enthralled from the first page until the very
last, leaving me hungry for the next instalment” – bookzone4boys.blogspot.com
“Incredibly highly recommended – dramatic
escapes, incredible rescues, huge battles, terrible betrayals, human
sacrifices, and all of it feels perfect!” – thebookbag.co.uk
Curtis will be signing books
afterwards and your child will have the chance to buy signed copies of the SIX
books priced at £7 each. Students should bring cash to pay for the books on the
Curtis has recently sent me this email too:
That all sounds grand, I’d be happy to judge the photo comp.
As for books, I’ll bring along my own stock of the novels on the day for sale, chum, and then if children haven’t been able to get hold of them they can on the day. I can wait until after school so parents can come in with their children and take a look.
This way I can also bring along copies of my Raa Raa the Noisy Lion board books for younger children. The Wereworld books will be £7 and the Raa Raa books £5. If you can circulate that information amongst the children and teachers that’ll be grand.
Following the recent questionnaire we have been able to collate the responses.
What skills would you like your child to have by the time they leave Bradshaw?
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What knowledge would you like your child to have by the time they leave Bradshaw?
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The full responses are here – these will be used by the staff to help tailor the new curriculum to best fit the children in our care.