Wednesday, 28 February 2018

World Book Day Tokens

World Book Day £1 Tokens

The World Book Day £1 tokens have been given to every child in the school.

We have the World Book Day Books at our Book Fair. 

Come along and use your World Book Day £1 token to purchase one of these very special books.

Class visit to the Book Fair

This morning in very snowy conditions Reception classes came to the Book Fair to share-a-story and to see our School Library transformed into a miniature Bookshop. One of our local bookshops, Pickled Pepper Books, has set up shop in our School Library.

We hope to see you all at the Book Fair.

When: Wednesday 28th February - Friday 2nd March 2018
Times: 8:40 - 9:00am and 3:00 - 3:45pm
Where: The School Library

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

See you there!


Opening 8:40am
Wednesday 28th February
School Library

See you all there!

Monday, 26 February 2018

Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge

Hurry the Winter Reading Challenge ends Wednesday 28th February. 

Make sure you have registered with your local library and have finished reading SIX books so that you receive your certificate.
We will celebrate your achievement in the Summer Term in school so look after your certificate.
Best of luck!

Friday, 23 February 2018

World Book Day

World Book Day & Book Fair

St Joseph’s
World Book Day
Friday 2nd March 2018

On Friday 2nd March , St Joseph’s World Book Day,  the children are encouraged to DRESS UP as their favourite book character. There will be a COMPETITION for the best costumes with prizes of book vouchers to be used at our Book Fair.

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

When: Wednesday 28th February – Friday 2nd March 2018

Times: 8:40 – 9:00am and 3:00 – 3:45pm

Where: The School Library

If you are unable to attend the Book Fair your child can select their own book(s) during the school day. Please provide the money in an envelope clearly marked with their name and class and give it to your child or the school office.

Every child will also receive a  World Book Day £1 Book Token which can be exchanged at the Book Fair for one of the TEN new and exclusive World Book Day books.

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

We will also be joining the nationwide event to enjoy the pleasures of reading and SHARE A STORY on World Book Day, giving out stickers to all the children who participate. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome and its fun for all involved. You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! Please join-in!

To find out more about World Book Day log-on to To keep up-to-date with our Book Fair news log-on to our library blog:

Thank you for your continued support and happy WORLD BOOK DAY!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018



Exciting half-term encounter at
Pickled Pepper Books, Crouch End. 

Ruby - Tanzanite and Alice - Indigo meet Robin Stevens

We now have a signed copy of her new book 
'A Spoonful of Murder' in the series  'A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery'.

Borrow it today!

Friday, 9 February 2018

World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day with a whole school 

Dress Up 
Children, staff and parents are invited to dress up as their favourite book character. There will be prizes for the best costumes.

Sharing a Story  

in class-time and playtime

Book Fair 

in our school library with our local bookshop


£1 Book Tokens 

for every child to exchange for a free book.

Celebrate stories. Love Reading

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Author Trip

Year 5 children went to Highgate School to meet Ben Lyttleton, journalist, broadcaster and award-winning science and sports writer.

Ben is co-author of the inspirational book series 'Football School'. These books ingeniously explain the world through football. 

The books cover all the subjects of the school curriculum such as Biology, Geography and Drama using football as the focus. They are illustrated with hilarious cartoons and full of fun facts and quizzes.

 Ben explained to the children that he and his co-author, Alex Bellos, were inspired to write these books because they love football and thought that it would be a good way to learn about the world.
As a young boy, Ben always had a football with him and spent as much time as possible playing the game.

The books are based on a school timetable and divided into lessons. 
Here are a few examples of the lessons.

Question: What is the right sort of food for a footballer to eat before a match?
Answer: Chicken with boiled potatoes and carrots or Fish with rice and brocoli. These are foods that contain lots of carbohydrates that give you energy to run around for 90 minutes chasing a ball!

Ben and teacher doing the samba

Question: Why are Brazilian Footballers such skilled players?
Answer: Brazil's national music style is called samba and they all learn to wiggle their hips which is really useful if you are a footballer and need to wiggle pass defenders.

Michael - Tanzanite demonstrating a goal celebration
Question:What acting do footballers do on the pitch?
Answer: Diving - this is when a player acts injured to get penalties. Goal Celebrations - this is when a player does flips, somersaults and other gestures to celebrate a goal.

Ada - Tanzanite being shown a red card

Matteo - Tanzanite meets the author to get a signed copy of his book

The children all had an engaging morning learning about the world, football and books.
At times it was just like being in a football stadium with lots of cheering and booing!

Thank you to Ben Lyttleton, Highgate School and Pickled Pepper Books.

More information on interesting Football/School Facts can be found on

Love Football, love School!