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 Corners

Each classroom has it's own themed reading corner, where children can sit and relax while they read their favourite books.

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), 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.

We also have regular visits from Luke Temple who always provides excellent workshops and book signing opportunities.

Book Vending Machine

Since 2022 we have had our own amazing book vending machine for pupils to receive termly prizes! It is very exciting to insert one of the special golden coins and choose a book to be ‘dropped’. 

The Reading Shed

Following a suggestion from pupils, we also have a mini library ‘shed’ for children to access books during playtime (in warmer months!)

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.

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