Book Fair success!

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

We took an amazing £662, which is fantastic!

This equates to £331 in rewards, which will help to boost our library stock and keep the children engaged in new books.

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

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

Our next Fair will be our Christmas one in November!

Happy reading!

Mrs Thompson J


The Book Fair is coming!

On Friday 20th 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:

Friday 20th April 

Tuesday 24th April

Wednesday 25th April

Keep a look-out for a letter and Scholastic leaflet coming home with the children after Easter. If you can’t make the opening times for our Book Fair, but wish to make a purchase, please write down your choice of books, with your child’s name and class 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 Spring we achieved over £600, let’s try and top that this year!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Mrs Thompson


World Book Day

Thursday 1st March

As you will have seen on our latest newsletter, World Book Day takes place next Thursday 1st March. In keeping with the theme, 'Share a Story', we would love for the children to bring in their favourite book to share with their class. In addition, children can come to school dressed as their favourite book character, however this is not compulsory.

Please keep an eye out for the World Book Day book tokens that will be sent home with the children. You can choose any of the ten World Book Day books for free or £1 off ANY book or audiobook worth £2.99 or more with your child’s token.

Happy reading!

Mrs Thompson J


Accelerated Reader News

I hope that everyone had a fun, but restful Christmas. I cannot quite believe how quickly it has come and gone!

So, here we are in a fresh new year, with a full week of school already complete.

First of all, I would like to apologise that the second-hand book sale did not go ahead on Friday 15th December. We were keeping a watchful eye on the weather all day, and decided right at the last minute that it was too unpredictable and we did not want to run the risk of the books being damaged in the rain. Keep an eye out in the very near future for a new date. We will aim to hold it in the Hall to avoid any interruption from the weather!

So, down to business! The children have fallen straight back into the routine of Accelerated Reader as if they have never been away! They all completed their Star Reader Assessments just before Christmas which has given them their new ZPD levels, and they are raring to go!

The children love to keep a watchful eye over the results board that I have created in the Library. To reward their hard work, I have finally managed to finish the Accelerated Reader trophies (I did the wood burning, but a big thank you to Mr Thompson for actually making the trophies).

Each Friday in Celebration Assembly, the class with the ‘Highest Word Count’ for the previous week, and the class with the ‘Highest Percentage of Quizzes Passed’ for the previous week, will each receive the respective trophy.

Last Friday saw our first ever presentation of these awards, and, to mark this occasion, we used the results from the whole of last term to recognise the class achievements for the word count and quizzes passed.

During the assembly, I reminded the children that to pass the quizzes it is important that they have understood what they have read in their book. They may be able to read lots of words which is brilliant, but do they really understand what they have read? I emphasised that the more quizzes they pass, the more their word count will be, and both will contribute to them improving their ZPD, which they are all keen to do!

2LM were the Quiz Champions for last term and were actually top of the chalk board display nearly every week from the beginning of September until Christmas! So they were the first class to receive our new trophy.

5DG received the Word Count Champions trophy for reading a massive total of 2,334,409 words from September to December.

A huge well done to both classes and to everyone for their hard work last term!

The chalkboards are now eagerly awaiting their new figures from last week’s results. Who will be the class champions this Friday?

We are currently working on an individual certification scheme, which will hopefully be introduced by the end of this term. Keep a lookout for more information on this over the coming weeks.

A belated Happy New Year to everyone!

Mrs Thompson

Another second-hand Book Sale on Friday 15th December

After the success of our summer second-hand book sale, we would like to give you another opportunity to buy some lovely books for no more than 50p each!

These books will be on sale on the playground with the Friends of Place Farm Christmas bazaar, before and after our Festive Carol Singing next Friday 15th December.

So come along at 2.45pm and don’t miss out on the opportunity to build up your reading stock for the Christmas holidays!

All proceeds will go towards new resources in our library.

We look forward to seeing you next Friday!

Mrs Thompson