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

Following on from the success of their book sale, our Reading Ambassadors have launched an exciting competition, with the chance of winning some book vouchers to spend at Pritchard’s Book Shop in Crosby. To be in with a chance of winning, children need to draw their favourite fictional character and explain their choice. The closing date for entries is Friday 13th December. The Ambassadors will choose a winning entry from each year group, and the winners will be announced before Christmas!

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.