Thursday, 30 November 2017

Children's Laureate

Did you know that LAUREN CHILD is the Waterstone's Children's Laureate 2017-2019?

Why not borrow one of her books next time you come to the library?

Such good reads!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge is here. 

Sign up at your local library from 1st December and read 6 Books
and a chance to win a very special prize.

Pop-in to your local library for more information.

Good Luck!

Friday, 24 November 2017

New Books

Our new books are already arriving in the library thanks to all the money we raised at our November BOOK FAIR.

We have the new titles by such popular authors as Rick Riordon, Michael Morpurgo, Piers Torday and Katherine Rundell. 

There are books for everyone!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

New Time


Lunch Times

12:15 - 1:00 pm

Come to the Library

Read Quietly
Change books

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Illustrator Visit

Steven Lenton

Our Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes had a very exciting Friday afternoon. The wonderful illustrator, Steven Lenton came to visit. 

Steven read extracts of his new books, 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians' adapted by Peter Bently and the latest in the Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam series 'Jingle Bells' by Tracey Corderoy.
Then the children were treated to a-draw-along-Lenton! .
Steven drawing Slippery Sam

Ali - Amber Class

 Steven shared with the children how to draw his book character, Slippery Sam, and the children drew their own. Ali in Amber Class did a fantastic drawing where by Slippery Sam's hands look like they are actually moving.

It was lots of fun!

Afterwards there was a chance for the children to purchase Steven's books and have them personally signed.

Many thanks to Steven Lenton and the Pickled Pepper Books.

Steven Lenton

In order to support literacy and creativity in school we are delighted to inform you that the acclaimed illustrator, Steven Lenton, will be visiting our school on Friday 17th November as organised in conjunction with Pickled Pepper Books, Crouch End.

Steven Lenton will be giving a lively and interactive presentation of reading and illustration to Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes based on his books, ‘The Hundred and One Dalmatians’ adapted by Peter Bentley and ‘Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Jingle Bells!’, written by Tracey Corderoy.

Afterwards there will be a chance to purchase signed copies of the books. They are suitable for age 3+ readers.

If you wish to purchase the books in advance please pay using ParentPay and complete and return the payment slip to the office (email replies accepted) by Thursday 16th November.  If you wish to purchase the book with cash please send with your child the exact money and completed payment slip, in a sealed envelope clearly marked with name and class, on Friday 17th November. CASH SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT IN BEFORE THIS DATE.

We are, indeed, very privileged to have Steven Lenton visit our school and we hope that you will support this event.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Book Fair



Together we raised a staggering 

This means that we have the fabulous sum of
to spend on new books and resources for our library and school.

We transformed our library into a mini-bookshop and every child at St Joseph's had a chance to visit our Book Fair. We had a poetry competition for Year 3 - 6 and the winners got Book Vouchers to spend at the Book Fair.

Ilaria - Tanzanite said "I love the Book Fair. I bought 'Harry Potter Wizarding World' which I love reading"

Thank you to everyone for being part of another successful book fair!

We waved goodbye to the Book Fair!
We had a lot of fun!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Book Fair. 
Every book bought helps to get FREE BOOKS for our school library!

Final Day for the Book Fair.
It is in the School Library until 3.45pm today.
See you there!