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March 2020

This month, three 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.

'500 Words' Short Story Competition
Not only do we love reading, Forefield pupils are great writers, too! On Wednesday, 4th March Madison (4S) was invited to an awards presentation in Formby, representing FJS at the Crosby 500 Words competition. As a finalist she received her certificate, book and prizes from the event sponsor: Chester Zoo. The animal theme led to a wealth of imaginative stories and the overall winners won tickets to visit the zoo. Madison was a fantastic ambassador for Forefield and hopefully she will use the prizes she received to develop her love of reading and writing even further!

Children explore Ancient Egyptian artefactsEducational Visits
Many of our pupils have already enjoyed educational visits to enhance their learning, this term. Last month, Year 6 pupils visited Quarry Bank Mill and each Year 4 class visited Pizza Express in Formby as part of their Food Technology topic. This month, Year 3 pupils visited Liverpool World Museum to explore artefacts from Ancient Egypt, while Year 4 pupils will learn about Ancient Rome during their visit to Chester.

Sport Relief
Friday 13th March is Sport Relief Day. We will be working with David Campbell Soccer to provide a variety of sports activities during the day, and children are invited to wear their favourite sports kit and take an active part. We are asking for a donation from each child and every penny will be donated to this fantastic cause!

School Uniform
Whilst trainers are an essential part of Sport Relief they are not part of our school uniform. Children should wear smart black shoes, ties with shirts. Any hair accessories should reflect our school colours and be of an appropriate size. Thank you for supporting our uniform policy and ensuring that our pupils are smartly dressed each day.

Forefield Matters

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