Friday, 18 May 2018

New Books

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Among the new books are the delightful  Kes Gray 'Oi' series

and the adaptation of 'Wonder' by R.J.Palacio for Early Years which inspires kindness and acceptance in everyone who reads it.

We also have some new additions for our Poetry shelf:

'Moon Juice', poems by Kate Wakeling. They are clever, funny and inspiring. A worthy winner of the CLiPPA 2017 Poetry Award. Perfect for children aged 8+
'Werewolf Club Rules', poems by Joseph Coelho. This book won the  CLiPPA 2015 award. Get ready to howl with laughter as you discover the rules of the Werewolf Club.
'The Language of Cat' poems by Rachel Rooney, the 2012 CLiPPA winner. Poems full of wordplay and riddles that make you laugh and think.

It is thanks to the funds we raise with our Book Fairs that we are continually able to add exciting new books to our library. 

Thank you again to everyone who supports our Book Fairs.

Our next Book Fair will be in NOVEMBER 2018.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Library Sessions

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Each class has a weekly session in the library and every child has an opportunity to take a book on loan. Please could you make sure that your child returns their library book each week on their library day so that they can either renew it or take another book. 

If the book is lost please provide a fee of £5 so that it can be replaced. This should be given to the school office in an envelope clearly marked for the attention of the Library with your child's name and class. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss this matter. 

Mrs Rooney 

School Librarian

Friday, 4 May 2018

Library Monitors

Library Monitors

Children are encouraged to participate in the running of the library. Each class selects library monitors to help the Librarian during their class session in the library. They organise the books, help other children choose book and generally make sure the library remains a quiet and relaxed place.

This week children from Year 2 took part in the running of the library. They all got a chance to use the library scanner to issue their own books!

Fun learning!

Summer Term

Summer has come to the library!

We can look forward to lots of days reading outside on the grass or on our benches under our sun umbrellas. 
Children from Years 2 and 3 were able to enjoy their library session outside this week. The sun came out and warmed us up whilst we listened to stories or read our own library books.

Happy Summer Reading!

Monday, 23 April 2018

Pupil Librarians

Welcome to our Spring Term
Welcome to our new Librarians

The pupil librarians will be helping with the running of the library during lunchtimes. They will learn how the library is organised and will help other children choose books to borrow. 



Leonardo - Violet
Elijah - Amethyst


Ciaran -Violet

Kayleigh - Violet


Isabella & Nixie - Tanzanite


Addison - Indigo

Lekan - Indigo


Esther - Amethyst

Ondine - Amethyst

Thursday, 29 March 2018

World Book Day Dress Up

World Book Day
Dress Up

Pearl – Diego – Zog from ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson. Prize: ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’ by Claire Freedman
White – Fryderyk – Dinosaur from ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur’ by Caryl Hart. Prize: ‘Zog and the Flying Doctors’ by Julia Donaldson
Red – Joe  - Stickman from ‘Stickman’ by Julia Donaldson. Prize: ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell
Ruby – Evie – Matilda from ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl. Prize: ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson
Amber – Dominic – Dusty from ‘Disney Planes’. Prize: ‘Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam’ by Tracey Corderoy
Orange – Isabella-Mia – White Rabbit from ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll. Prize: ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ by Judith Kerr
Yellow – Ella-Grace – Owl from ‘Blossom Wood’ by Catherine Coe. Prize: ‘The Fox and the Ghost King’ by Michael Morpurgo
Diamond – Reece –Kung Fu Panda: The Junior Novel by Susan Korman. Prize: ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ by Roald Dahl
Green – William – Steve  from Minecraft. Prize: ‘My Brother is a Superhero’ by David Solomons
Emerald – Anna – Miss Root from ‘Demon Dentist’ by David Walliams. Prize: ‘The Last Wolf’ by Michael Morpurgo
Blue – Celino – Giant Peach from ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by Roald Dahl. Prize: My Brother is a Superhero’ by David Solomans
Sapphire – Frankie – Zog from ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson. Prize: ‘The Treehouse Fun Book’ by Andy Griffiths (Signed copy)
Indigo – Maisha – Gangsta Granny from ‘Gangsta Granny’ by David Walliams. Prize: ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl
Tanzanite – Nina – London Eye from ‘The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd. Prize: ‘Four Children and It’ by Jacqueline Wilson
Amethyst – Leo – Skulduggery Pleasant from ‘Skulduggery Pleasant’ by Derek Landy. Prize: ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ by Louis Sachar

Violet – Georgine – Hilda from ‘Hilda and the Troll’ by Luke Pearson. Prize: ‘My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord’ by David Solomons

Congratulations to the winners of our World Book Day Dress Up Competition.
Thank you for everyone who participated and made such wonderful and creative costumes.

Keep Reading!

Friday, 23 March 2018

New Books

Our Book Fair free books are already arriving in the library from Pickled Pepper Books.

We have the new Pamela Butchart book - 'The Phantom Lollipop Man!' and we have a few new books by Tracey Corderoy featuring the exciting detective duo - 'Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam'.
We have for Years 5 and 6 the surprising and beautiful novels, 'The Light Jar' by Lisa Thompson and 
'What not to do if you turn Invisible' by Ross Welford.

There is also another book in Andy Griffith's very enjoyable 'Treehouse' series, 'The 39-Storey Treehouse' and the charming illustrated series 'Mango and Bambang'  by Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy.

Come in and take a look!

World Book Day

This year we celebrated World Book Day on Friday 9th March due to the adverse weather conditions.

World Book Day Dress Up was a roaring success with all children and staff dressing up as their favourite book characters. It was a chance for creativity to shine and many costumes were home-made.

We had a costume parade as part of our World Book Day Assembly and every child received a World Book Day Token which they could use to get a special World Book Day Book from the Book Fair.

The child with the best costume from each class was awarded a golden ticket to be exchanged for a book of their choice. They were all so brilliant so it was hard to choose.

Congratulations to the following golden ticket winners: Diego, Fryderyk, Joe, Evie, Dominic, Isabella-Mia, Ella-Grace, Reece, William, Anna, Celino, Frankie, Maisha, Nina, Leo, and Georgine.

Share A Story was the theme of this year’s World Book Day and the children were encouraged throughout the day to share a story anytime and anywhere. Special stickers were given to the children as a reward.

Nursery and Reception classes visited Years 5 and 6 classes where they shared stories with their buddies.

We invited one of our local bookshops, Pickled Pepper Books, to arrange a Book Fair for the week and we transformed our library into a mini-bookshop with a fantastic selection of children’s books. We also had the wonderful World Book Day books for which the children could exchange their World Book Day Tokens; a book for every child.

Together we raised more than £700 and earned credit to use on new books for our school library. We will be able to choose from the latest releases so that we keep up-to-date with children’s books.

Thank you to everyone for helping to make it such a fantastic day!

Book Fair News


Together we raised more than £700 which means we have £150 to spend on new books for our school library. We will be able to choose from the latest releases so that we keep up-to-date with children's books.

Thank you to everyone for being part of another successful book fair!
Thank you to Pickled Pepper Books.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Dress Up Day

World Book Day Dress Up Day

Friday 9th March

Here at St Joseph's we are celebrating World Book Day with a whole-school Dress Up Day.

World Book Day 2017

Executive Headteacher as Gangsta Granny WBD 2015

Come along dressed as your favourite book character and join in the celebrations.
There will be prizes for the best costumes.

Be creative!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Book Fair News


Today is the last day for our Book Fair.
It closes at 3:45pm.

Last chance to pop into the Library and exchange your World Book Day £1 token for a World Book Day Book and purchase a book.
Every book purchased means FREE BOOKS for the school library.

Thank you for your continued support.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Book Fair News

Book Fair has been extended to Wednesday 7th March

We have invited, Pickled Pepper Books, one of our local bookshops, to organise our Book Fair. With lots of exciting new children's books to browse and buy there's sure to be a book for everyone.

Don't forget that every book you buy can help towards FREE BOOKS for our school library!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

World Book Day




Sharing a story

Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference their outcome and its fun for all involved. You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! 
Please join-in!


Swapping your World Book Day £1 for a book

 Exchange your World Book Day £1 token for one of TEN special World Book Day Books.
Find these books at our BOOK FAIR.

See you at our Book Fair in the School Library