Read! @ FJS

At Forefield, we have a passion for reading. On this page, you can find information about some of the ways we promote reading for learning and for pleasure.

 
Reading Area
Reading Area
Reading Area
Reading Area


Reading Areas

Children at Forefield just love to read!  And what better way to enjoy a good book than to settle down in one of our theme-based reading areas.  Each classroom has their very own ‘cosy corner’ which is used by pupils during independent reading sessions.  Each term, the theme of each reading corner is changed so that they continue to inspire and encourage good reading habits.  From underwater coral reefs to stars and planets, they are simply ‘out of this world!’

Reading Area
Reading Area
Reading Area
Reading Area
 
Reading Ambassador
Reading Ambassador
Reading Ambassador
Reading Ambassador
Reading Ambassador
Reading Ambassador

Reading Ambassadors

Towards the end of the summer term 2019, children were invited to write a letter of application if they wished to be considered as an ambassador.  The criteria was simple: you had to LOVE reading!  The nine children chosen clearly demonstrated that they were the individuals for the job!  Now, they have been joined by three more ambassadors from Year 3. The ambassadors meet every Wednesday to discuss their ideas and any ongoing projects. And what a fantastic job they are already doing to champion reading across the school...

Second-hand Book Sale

After launching an appeal for second-hand books, the Reading Ambassadors held a book sale in our Dance Studio on Wednesday 27th November. Although they had planned for the sale to take place all day, every book had been sold by lunchtime. The response was a really positive one; so many children came to the sale at first break, eager to make a purchase. In total, they raised £244.90, which will be used to fund further reading projects in and around school.

Children at a book sale
Children at a book sale
Children at a book sale
Children at a book sale

Character Competition Winners

Following on from the success of their book sale, our Reading Ambassadors launched an exciting competition, in which children needed to draw their favourite fictional character and explain their choice. After much deliberation, the Reading Ambassadors chose the four winners of their Character Competition. Erin Hughes (Y3),Pippa Siddiky (Y4), Beth Pavey (Y5) and Jamie Webster (Y6) were presented with Pritchard’s Book Shop vouchers in an assembly before Christmas. Congratulations!

Spring Competitions

Three more exciting reading opportunities have been launched by the Reading Ambassadors and Mr Croot.

Get Caught Reading - Following the success of last year’s ‘Get Caught Reading’ challenge, we have decided to do it again, so please start sending in your reading photographs. Whether on top of a mountain or under your bed, who will have the most unusual reading location? Either hand in your photos to Mr Croot or email them into school. The closing date is Thursday 30th April.

Book Raffle - The reading ambassadors are keen to raise funds to buy new reading books and equipment for school and have come up with a great idea. They will be selling raffle tickets for £1, with a chance of winning some fantastic book vouchers, to spend in a book shop of your choice. Children can buy their ticket in the school library, during first and last break! Tickets will be sold every day, until Friday 27th March.

Design a Book Token Competition 2020 - This was a really popular competition last year! All pupils have been given an entry form to bring home so that they can get creative with their design. The theme this year is ‘Share a Story’; there are some fantastic prizes on offer for individual winners, schools and teachers! The overall winning entry from across the country will get their design made into a book token, and into the shops, by Christmas! Last year’s winning entries can be viewed on the World Book Day website. The closing date for entries is Friday 27th March.

Good luck, everyone, and thank you for continuing to support the children’s love of reading.

Reading Ambassador
Reading Ambassador
Reading Ambassador
Reading Ambassador
Reading Ambassador
Reading Ambassador
 
Andy Briggs
MG Leonard signs books in our library.
Stefan Pastis
Jacqueline Harvey


Author Visits

In recent years, we had some truly inspiring visits from a number of authors, including Andy Briggs (Tarzan), Joseph Delany (Spooks), Stefan Pastis (Timmy Failure), Jacqueline Harvey (Clementine Rose) and MG Leonard (Beetle Boy). In the last year alone, Marie Basting, Sam Gayton, Barbara Mitchelhill and Frank Cottrell-Boyce have all paid us a visit to share their experience and love of reading and writing stories.

Joseph Delaney
Sam Gayton
Frank Cotrell-Boyce reads to 5M.
Frank Cottrell-Boyce with competition winners.
 
Pritchards Bookshop
in Moor Lane, Crosby Village

We are so lucky to have such a well-stocked and friendly book shop right on our doorstep!
What's more, Pritchards has recently started a loyalty scheme, which will help to keep our library well-stocked with new titles.  For every £10 spent, mention Forefield Junior School and receive 1 loyalty point.  For every 10 loyalty point, school receives £10 towards new books.  We’ll keep you updated on how the loyalty scheme is doing!

For reading recommendations and advice on helping your child to read,

Visit our English & Reading Links page.