Cedar Children’s Academy Hosts the TSAT Spelling Bee Final!

July 14, 2022 02:22pm

Cedar Children’s Academy was delighted to participate in the TSAT Spelling Bee final, which we held at our school last week.

We welcomed Spelling Bee teams from our fellow Medway Thinking Schools: All Faiths Children’s Academy, The Gordon Children’s Academy and New Horizons Children’s Academy. Our four finalists – Mikaela (Year 3), Deanna (Year 4), William (Year 5) and Samuel (Year 6) – performed brilliantly and were each presented with a certificate for taking part and coming in 2nd place!


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 the children had practiced for this round, as they all 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 Cedar! 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!