Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Birthday Book Club

BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB


The Birthday Book Club is off to a fine start.


The first donations have been received and
we are so grateful.



Roise– Pearl – How Many Legs? – Kes Gray
Edmund – Pearl – Dinosaur Roar! – Paul Stickland
Elena – Red –  Peas and Tickles – Kes Gray
Ava Grace – Ruby – The Last Chip – Duncan Beedie
Henry – Red – Emergency! – Margaret Mayo
Tommaso – Pearl – Superkitty – Hannah Whitty


DYLAN – Ruby – Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell
AURORA – Pearl – Zog and the Flying Doctors – Julia Donaldson
ETHAN – Red – Owl Babies – Martin Waddell
JUSTIN TERRY – Pearl – The Pigeon Wants a Puppy – Mo Willems
OLIVER LEE – White – The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog – Mo Willems
ELISHEVA – Pearl – Click, Clack, Moo – Cows that type – Doreen Cronin



Jacob – Tanzanite – There’s a Yeti in the Playground – Pamela Butchart
Finn – Violet – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down – Jeff Kinney
Henry – Indigo – Quest of the Gods: Shadow of the Storm Lord – Dan Hunter
Molly – Tanzanite – Fing – David Walliams
Martha – Emerald – The Dream Snatcher – Abi Elphinstone

 
Julia – Emerald – A Kitten Called Holly – Helen Peters
David – Emerald – The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair – Enid Blyton

Ava –Blue – There’s a Yeti in the Playground – Pamela Butchart

Kate – Sapphire – The Dog that Saved the World – Ross Welford

Elizabeth – Sapphire – Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – Elena Favilli

Thank you 
Parents/Carers


Here are the details of the Birthday Book Club if you would like to JOIN in.




Monday, 18 March 2019

NEW BOOKS




Thanks to the money raised by our BOOK FAIR 
new books have started to arrive in the library.

Come along and check out our exciting new READS!

Splendid magical fantasy for fans of J.K. Rowling

Part story, part game, all mighty adventure! You are the hero of the story.
Fighting Fantasy series recommended by Mr Charles.


 If football is your thing we have the 'Frankie's Magic Football' series and 'Girls F.C.' series to get you excited about the game off the pitch as well as on the pitch!

And finally
 we have the amazing children's author, Cressida Cowell's, new series, 'The Wizards of Once'.
a magical fantasy set in ancient times.


Amazing choice of books for all!

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Author Trip





We have been offered the wonderful opportunity for our Year 3 children to meet Francesca Simon, the award-winning children’s author of the popular ‘Horrid Henry’ series. 

The children will have the opportunity to hear her speak and purchase signed copies of her latest book.


This event will take place at Highgate School in the afternoon of Wednesday 27th March 2019. The children will walk to Highgate School after lunch accompanied by members of the school staff. They are expected to wear their school uniform and they will return to school in time for dismissal.

Please complete and return the reply slip to the class teacher no later than Wednesday 20nd March 2019. If you wish to purchase a signed copy of the book please complete and return the slip on the parental letter making payment via Parentpay only by Wednesday 20th March 2019. After this deadline we cannot guarantee that signed copies will be available.



World Book Day Costume Competition


COSTUME COMPETITION

The children had an opportunity to parade their costumes in a whole-school assembly. It was truly amazing to see such a display of the children’s creativity with many of the costumes home-made. We had characters from such celebrated books as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Roald Dahl’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and ‘Matilda’. We had Cruella de Vil from ‘‘The Hundred and One Dalmatians’ not to mention many Gangsta Grannies and Grandpas from David Williams’ popular books. The children also showed their creativity in the choice of book characters. One child in Year 3 had transformed herself into the Mad Hatter’s tea party table from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll and another had come as a very convincing bookworm! Puck from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ also turned up.


Each class had the daunting task of selecting the best costumes which were awarded ‘Willy Wonka Golden Ticket’ style book vouchers. All the winners were invited to our Scholastic Book Fair and with great excitement they all exchanged their Golden Tickets for a book of their choice.





Amethyst – Eadie – Queen of Hearts – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Violet – Leonie – Queen of Hearts – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Tanzanite – Emily G – Mr Monroe – Ottoline by Chris Riddell
Indigo – Joshua – Ninja-Kid – Ninja Kid by Anh Do
Sapphire – Leon– Grandpa – Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams
Blue – John Joseph – Puck – A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Green – Bethany – A Bookworm
Emerald – Nicholas – Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Diamond – Jessica – Sofia Sofa – The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams
Yellow – Milo – Ben – Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
Orange – Tommy – Marcel – The Boy who Unplugged the sea by Paul Brown
Amber – Evelyn Rose – Matilda by Roald Dahl
Red – Hugh – Red Crayon – The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
Ruby – Ava-Grace – Saucepan Man – The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
Pearl – Rosie – Cruella de Vil– The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
White – Robin – Thomas – Thomas the Tank Engine by Rev. W. Awdry
Little Gems – Damien – White Owl – The Little White Owl by Tracey Corderoy 

Well Done Everyone!


World Book Day





World Book Day at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Highgate was celebrated in style on Thursday 7th March with both children and teachers coming to school in wonderful book character costumes



To encourage imagination and the fun of reading children and teachers came to school dressed as their favourite book characters. The children were greeted in the morning by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, otherwise known as Michal, the Premises Manager, the Senior Leadership and Administrative Team!!

The children had an opportunity to parade their costumes in a whole-school assembly. It was truly amazing to see such a display of the children’s creativity with many of the costumes home-made. We had characters from such celebrated books as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Roald Dahl’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and ‘Matilda’. We had Cruella de Vil from ‘‘The Hundred and One Dalmatians’ not to mention many Gangsta Grannies and Grandpas from David Williams’ popular books. The children also showed their creativity in the choice of book characters. One child in Year 3 had transformed herself into the Mad Hatter’s tea party table from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll and another had come as a very convincing bookworm! Puck from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ also turned up.




Each class had the daunting task of selecting the best costumes which were awarded ‘Willy Wonka Golden Ticket’ style book vouchers. All the winners were invited to our Scholastic Book Fair and with great excitement they all exchanged their Golden Tickets for a book of their choice.
                            

The children were also encouraged to participate in the World Book Day campaign of ‘Share a Story’ and they spent much of the day sharing stories with each other in class, in the library and in the playground; with older children reading to the younger ones.



Our week long Book Fair helped us celebrate World Book Day and gave the children an opportunity to get a book using their £1 World Book Day token.



Angela Noronha, Head of School, said “World Book Day is a great opportunity to raise the profile of reading across the whole school community and helps children to engage with books in exciting ways”.


                     



Friday, 8 March 2019

Book Fair - Going Going Gone!

Next 

Book Fair

7th November - 14th November 2019

The Book Fair has now gone!

We had so much fun!
for 1 
When you buy a book at the Book Fair you are also buying one for our school library!

Thanks to everyone that came to support us and raise money for
FREE BOOKS 
for our school library.



Wednesday, 6 March 2019

World Book Day Competition!

Best Costume COMPETITION!



Children to DRESS UP as their favourite book character.



Winners:

Wonka Golden Ticket and a FREE book from our BOOK FAIR!



GOOD LUCK!