Monday, 9 July 2018

Summer Fair


Our second-hand book stall was a great success. 
We managed to sell most of the books that had been donated to the school.

Thank you to our Junior Librarians, 


 who set up and managed the stall.
Amazing girls!

We also promoted the SUMMER READING CHALLENGE which is organised by the Reading Agency and Library Service.
All children are encouraged to continue reading over the summer holidays.
It is free to join in at your local library, read 6 books and win a certificate and medal.

A huge THANK YOU to Pickled Pepper Books who donated a prize for the raffle of a voucher for one of their 'Young Illustrators Workshops.

Thanks for joining in with the Summer Fair.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Return Books

Please remember to return all your library books before the end of term.

from the School Library


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Summer Reading Challenge



On Monday at a special assembly we launched the 2018 SUMMER READING CHALLENGE.

The SUMMER READING CHALLENGE, which has taken place annually since 1999, aims to help children to retain their reading skills and confidence while school is out. Organised by the Reading Agency and run in partnership with the UK public library network, the campaign seems three quarters of a million children take part each year.
Children are challenged to read at least SIX library books over the summer and collect prizes, such as stickers along the way to earn their final challenge certificate and medal.
Each year, the SUMMER READING CHALLENGE has a new creative theme. 2018 will see the Challenge focus on mischief and pranks, as inspired by the much-loved iconic children's title Beano marking it's 80th anniversary.

We invited two librarians from our local Islington library at Archway to come into school to talk to the children about joining in with 'Mischief Makers' Summer Reading Challenge.
They explained how to join in  and showed the children a fun video.

It is simple.

1. Register at Local Library (Archway Library will be at our Summer Fair on Friday 6th July)

2. Read 6 books over the summer

To find out more go to the Summer Reading Challenge website

Check out the Reading Agency's reading lists:link

At the end of the assembly all the children who had joined in and completed last year's Summer Reading Challenge and/or Winter Reading Challenge were presented with a certificate.

KS1 children 

KS2 children


2016 - 40 children participated
2017 - 80 children participated

We will celebrate everyone who completes the challenge after the holidays.

So come on and join in and make St Joseph's the best read school in Islington!

Thank You

to the librarians, Paul and Kevin, from Archway Library