Second-hand book sale coming soon to Place Farm!

With Accelerated Reader now in full swing, we have a stock of well-loved books that we no longer need. With this in mind, we would like to give you the opportunity to re-home them, by buying them at our second-hand book sale.

The books will be on sale after school on Monday 10th July between 3.20pm and 3.45pm, in the Main School Hall. Book prices will range from 20p-50p; cash only.

Please add the date to your diary so that you do not miss out on the opportunity to build up your reading stock ready for the summer holidays!

All proceeds will be put towards new resources in our library.

We look forward to seeing you on the 10th July!

Mrs Thompson

Accelerated Reader is proving a huge hit!

It has been a challenging task getting Accelerated Reader up and running over the last half term, but I have had lots of help, and we are already noticing positive changes with our children’s reading!

I have been really impressed with how the children have embraced the new scheme and adapted to the changes.

We have enhanced our book stock in the Library to meet the needs of Accelerated Reader and the positive results that we are already seeing is extremely encouraging. This is more than we could have hoped for so early on in the new scheme.

The children love taking the quizzes for each of the books and it is wonderful to see them persevere in order to increase their points and word count. They are always letting me know how well they are doing!

We have been using the summer term as an introduction to Accelerated Reader, but in September we will launch it fully with ongoing competitions to motivate the children further.

There will also be an information session available for parents and carers to find out more about how Accelerated Reader works and how you can support your child at home with their reading. Keep an eye out in the autumn term for when this will take place.

Thank you for your ongoing support and a huge well done to the children for displaying all of our PROUD values in adapting to Accelerated Reader!

Mrs Thompson

Our latest Library Monitors are doing a great job!

Please welcome our latest library monitors who began their roles just before the half term break:

Devon Paterson     (4KF)

Alfie Parker       (4DG)

Lexie Green         (5MM)

Mia Harvey         (5HP)

Heather Dawkins   (6TW)

Charlie Powell       (6ES)

They have been doing a sterling job over the last few weeks and have embraced their role as a Library Monitor with real enthusiasm.

In September, we will once again choose the next 18 children to take over for the following academic year. Keep an eye out in the autumn term for those that have been successful.

It is lovely to see how many children enjoy helping in the Library, so choosing new Monitors is always a mammoth task!

Mrs Thompson

Book Fair Success!

We have waved goodbye to our first Spring Scholastic Book Fair, and it has proved to be a great success!

The children loved looking through the books during their class browsing sessions, and it was lovely to see the enthusiasm from children and adults alike!

We sold an amazing £665 worth of books, which is fantastic considering that we were only able to open after school for two days.

This equates to an impressive £339 in rewards, which will help to boost our library stock and keep the children engaged with new books.

Thank you so much for the ongoing support that we receive with each Book Fair.

We look forward to our next Book Fair, which will be with us in November.

Happy reading!

Mrs Thompson J

The Book Fair is coming!

On Wednesday 26th April, we will have the Scholastic Travelling Books delivered to Place Farm Primary Academy!

We will be lucky enough to have the fair for a week, where the children can browse the books with their classes during the day and then purchase their choices after school!

There will be hundreds of books from only £2.99 and for each book purchased, we will earn free books for our school library!

Opening times for our Book Fair will be 3.20pm – 3.45pm in the Main School Hall on the following days:

Thursday 27th April 

Friday 28th April

Keep a look-out for a letter and Scholastic leaflet coming home with the children. If you can’t make the opening times for our Book Fair, but wish to make a purchase, please complete the order form at the back of the Scholastic leaflet with your choice of book(s) and return to your child’s teacher in a sealed envelope with the exact cash. Please mark it for the attention of Mrs Thompson. Unfortunately, cheques and card payments cannot be accepted.

Last year we took just over £1300 in purchases which gave us £813.70 to spend on books for our school. Let’s see if we can top that with our first spring Book Fair!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Mrs Thompson