Readathon results

I am pleased to report that we raised a grand total of £200! This will go towards buying books and storytelling sessions for poorly children in hospitals across the country.

A huge thank you to the twelve children that took part in our Read for Good sponsored Readathon!

They were:

Taylor Burry

Elena and Ariane Chodorge

Evie and Verity Butler

Ingrid Dos Reis

Archie Creighton-Burry

Willow-Ann McDaid

Riley and Mia Eveleigh

Eloise and Emilia Carpenter

Well done!

Mrs Thompson


It’s back!

We have done so well raising money with Readathon in previous years, that we will be running it again at the end of this half term. We will launch it on Monday 11th February and run it over the holiday week, finishing on Friday 1st March.

The charity Read for Good encourages children to read through its unique motivational approach inspiring reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. Pupils can choose whatever they want to read - from comics to classics and audio books to blogs - they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. And, they are motivated to read because the money they raise in sponsorship helps to provide a regular supply of brand new books and a resident storyteller to every major children’s hospital in the UK.

Knowing that they are raising money for charity motivates children to read more, and it adds to their sense of achievement, so your support with this would be much appreciated.

During the three weeks, we will have an exciting DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) session to really create a buzz about reading in school!

A letter and sponsor form will be coming home at the end of this week. The easiest way to sponsor a child is at (which family and friends can use too) or return the sponsor card with a cheque (payable to Readathon) or cash sent in to school by Friday 8th March.

Keep an eye out for the forms on Friday and have fun reading with your children!

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mrs Thompson

Good results at The Book People Book Fair!

Our first ever Book People Book Fair has now left the building after a week of browsing and selling, and I can now reveal we made a respectable £619!

Thank you to all of you for your support, as without your purchases we wouldn’t be able to earn rewards for our school.

Due to this grand total, we can now spend £154.75 on more Accelerated Reader books for our Library!

The children’s enthusiasm and excitement when looking at the books during their class browsing sessions, is always refreshing to see and it’s lovely to know that books still hold a place in their hearts.

Once again, a huge thank you to all of you who purchased books either at the Book Fair or by sending in an order- we couldn’t run it without you!


Mrs Thompson




The Book Fair is coming!

On Friday 9th November, we will have the Book People Book Fair delivered to Place Farm Primary Academy! This will be the first time that we have had a Book People Fair visit us, so it’s very exciting!

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 over 150 books to choose from and with them all in round pounds, it couldn’t be easier! 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 9th November

Monday 12th November

Tuesday 13th November

Keep a look-out for a letter and Book People 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 take a look at the back of the Book Fair leaflet that will be attached to the letter. Please return it with your choice(s) to the School Office in a sealed envelope with the exact cash and mark it for the attention of Mrs Thompson.

*Unfortunately, cheques and card payments cannot be accepted*

This is perfect timing for some early Christmas shopping!

Let’s see if we can earn even more free books with the Book People Book Fair!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Mrs Thompson


September 2018

A new school year in our Library!

Welcome back to another new school year! I hope you all had a lovely summer break and enjoyed the wonderful sunshine! Long may it continue!

As usual, there will be lots happening in the Library this term. The children have taken their latest Star Assessment for Accelerated Reader and so now know their new ZPD levels. They have once again embraced the challenge of achieving 100% in their quizzes and are soon quick to tell me when they have!

On the 13th September it was Roald Dahl’s birthday, where he would have been celebrating his 102nd birthday! To mark the occasion, the children were able to come to the Library during lunchtime over the whole week, to colour Roald Dahl pictures or complete some fun activity sheets.

We have lots coming up over this term. One of our first tasks will be recruiting our new Library Monitors, something the children are always eager to take part in!

We also have our Book Fair in November just in time for Christmas shopping! This year our fair will be provided by The Book People which will make an exciting change!

Keep a lookout on the Library Blog and Newsletter for further information on this nearer the time.

In the meantime, enjoy reading with your children!

Mrs Thompson :-)