Thursday, 29 March 2018

World Book Day Dress Up

World Book Day
Dress Up
Competition 




Pearl – Diego – Zog from ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson. Prize: ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’ by Claire Freedman
White – Fryderyk – Dinosaur from ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur’ by Caryl Hart. Prize: ‘Zog and the Flying Doctors’ by Julia Donaldson
Red – Joe  - Stickman from ‘Stickman’ by Julia Donaldson. Prize: ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell
Ruby – Evie – Matilda from ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl. Prize: ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson
Amber – Dominic – Dusty from ‘Disney Planes’. Prize: ‘Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam’ by Tracey Corderoy
Orange – Isabella-Mia – White Rabbit from ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll. Prize: ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ by Judith Kerr
Yellow – Ella-Grace – Owl from ‘Blossom Wood’ by Catherine Coe. Prize: ‘The Fox and the Ghost King’ by Michael Morpurgo
Diamond – Reece –Kung Fu Panda: The Junior Novel by Susan Korman. Prize: ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ by Roald Dahl
Green – William – Steve  from Minecraft. Prize: ‘My Brother is a Superhero’ by David Solomons
Emerald – Anna – Miss Root from ‘Demon Dentist’ by David Walliams. Prize: ‘The Last Wolf’ by Michael Morpurgo
Blue – Celino – Giant Peach from ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by Roald Dahl. Prize: My Brother is a Superhero’ by David Solomans
Sapphire – Frankie – Zog from ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson. Prize: ‘The Treehouse Fun Book’ by Andy Griffiths (Signed copy)
Indigo – Maisha – Gangsta Granny from ‘Gangsta Granny’ by David Walliams. Prize: ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl
Tanzanite – Nina – London Eye from ‘The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd. Prize: ‘Four Children and It’ by Jacqueline Wilson
Amethyst – Leo – Skulduggery Pleasant from ‘Skulduggery Pleasant’ by Derek Landy. Prize: ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ by Louis Sachar

Violet – Georgine – Hilda from ‘Hilda and the Troll’ by Luke Pearson. Prize: ‘My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord’ by David Solomons


Congratulations to the winners of our World Book Day Dress Up Competition.
Thank you for everyone who participated and made such wonderful and creative costumes.


HAPPY EASTER
Keep Reading!

Friday, 23 March 2018

New Books



Our Book Fair free books are already arriving in the library from Pickled Pepper Books.



We have the new Pamela Butchart book - 'The Phantom Lollipop Man!' and we have a few new books by Tracey Corderoy featuring the exciting detective duo - 'Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam'.
We have for Years 5 and 6 the surprising and beautiful novels, 'The Light Jar' by Lisa Thompson and 
'What not to do if you turn Invisible' by Ross Welford.


There is also another book in Andy Griffith's very enjoyable 'Treehouse' series, 'The 39-Storey Treehouse' and the charming illustrated series 'Mango and Bambang'  by Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy.


Come in and take a look!

World Book Day




This year we celebrated World Book Day on Friday 9th March due to the adverse weather conditions.




World Book Day Dress Up was a roaring success with all children and staff dressing up as their favourite book characters. It was a chance for creativity to shine and many costumes were home-made.

We had a costume parade as part of our World Book Day Assembly and every child received a World Book Day Token which they could use to get a special World Book Day Book from the Book Fair.

The child with the best costume from each class was awarded a golden ticket to be exchanged for a book of their choice. They were all so brilliant so it was hard to choose.



Congratulations to the following golden ticket winners: Diego, Fryderyk, Joe, Evie, Dominic, Isabella-Mia, Ella-Grace, Reece, William, Anna, Celino, Frankie, Maisha, Nina, Leo, and Georgine.


Share A Story was the theme of this year’s World Book Day and the children were encouraged throughout the day to share a story anytime and anywhere. Special stickers were given to the children as a reward.

Nursery and Reception classes visited Years 5 and 6 classes where they shared stories with their buddies.






We invited one of our local bookshops, Pickled Pepper Books, to arrange a Book Fair for the week and we transformed our library into a mini-bookshop with a fantastic selection of children’s books. We also had the wonderful World Book Day books for which the children could exchange their World Book Day Tokens; a book for every child.


Together we raised more than £700 and earned credit to use on new books for our school library. We will be able to choose from the latest releases so that we keep up-to-date with children’s books.

Thank you to everyone for helping to make it such a fantastic day!


Book Fair News




Congratulations!

Together we raised more than £700 which means we have £150 to spend on new books for our school library. We will be able to choose from the latest releases so that we keep up-to-date with children's books.

Thank you to everyone for being part of another successful book fair!
Thank you to Pickled Pepper Books.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Dress Up Day

World Book Day Dress Up Day



Friday 9th March


Here at St Joseph's we are celebrating World Book Day with a whole-school Dress Up Day.






World Book Day 2017

Executive Headteacher as Gangsta Granny WBD 2015

Come along dressed as your favourite book character and join in the celebrations.
There will be prizes for the best costumes.

Be creative!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Book Fair News


BOOK FAIR

Today is the last day for our Book Fair.
It closes at 3:45pm.


Last chance to pop into the Library and exchange your World Book Day £1 token for a World Book Day Book and purchase a book.
Every book purchased means FREE BOOKS for the school library.



Thank you for your continued support.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Book Fair News



Book Fair has been extended to Wednesday 7th March

We have invited, Pickled Pepper Books, one of our local bookshops, to organise our Book Fair. With lots of exciting new children's books to browse and buy there's sure to be a book for everyone.


Don't forget that every book you buy can help towards FREE BOOKS for our school library!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

World Book Day

HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY!

  

CELEBRATE
by 

Sharing a story


Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference their outcome and its fun for all involved. You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! 
Please join-in!



CELEBRATE
by 

Swapping your World Book Day £1 for a book


 Exchange your World Book Day £1 token for one of TEN special World Book Day Books.
Find these books at our BOOK FAIR.


See you at our Book Fair in the School Library




World Book Day Dress Up

CANCELLATION


World Book Day Dress Up Day on Friday 2nd March has been cancelled. 


It has been re-arranged for next week on Friday 9th March.


Happy World Book Day!



Wednesday, 28 February 2018

World Book Day Tokens

World Book Day £1 Tokens












The World Book Day £1 tokens have been given to every child in the school.


We have the World Book Day Books at our Book Fair. 

Come along and use your World Book Day £1 token to purchase one of these very special books.

Class visit to the Book Fair

This morning in very snowy conditions Reception classes came to the Book Fair to share-a-story and to see our School Library transformed into a miniature Bookshop. One of our local bookshops, Pickled Pepper Books, has set up shop in our School Library.




We hope to see you all at the Book Fair.

When: Wednesday 28th February - Friday 2nd March 2018
Times: 8:40 - 9:00am and 3:00 - 3:45pm
Where: The School Library

Don't forget that every book you buy can help towards FREE BOOKS for our school library!

See you there!


BOOK FAIR





Opening 8:40am
Wednesday 28th February
School Library

See you all there!

Monday, 26 February 2018

Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge


Hurry the Winter Reading Challenge ends Wednesday 28th February. 


Make sure you have registered with your local library and have finished reading SIX books so that you receive your certificate.
We will celebrate your achievement in the Summer Term in school so look after your certificate.
Best of luck!

Friday, 23 February 2018

World Book Day


World Book Day & Book Fair











St Joseph’s
World Book Day
Friday 2nd March 2018


On Friday 2nd March , St Joseph’s World Book Day,  the children are encouraged to DRESS UP as their favourite book character. There will be a COMPETITION for the best costumes with prizes of book vouchers to be used at our Book Fair.

To celebrate World Book Day we have invited one of our local bookshops, Pickled Pepper Books, to organise a Book Fair. With lots of exciting new children’s books to browse and buy there’s sure to be a book for everyone.

When: Wednesday 28th February – Friday 2nd March 2018

Times: 8:40 – 9:00am and 3:00 – 3:45pm

Where: The School Library

If you are unable to attend the Book Fair your child can select their own book(s) during the school day. Please provide the money in an envelope clearly marked with their name and class and give it to your child or the school office.

Every child will also receive a  World Book Day £1 Book Token which can be exchanged at the Book Fair for one of the TEN new and exclusive World Book Day books.

Don’t forget that every book you buy can help towards FREE BOOKS for our school library!

We will also be joining the nationwide event to enjoy the pleasures of reading and SHARE A STORY on World Book Day, giving out stickers to all the children who participate. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome and its fun for all involved. You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! Please join-in!

To find out more about World Book Day log-on to www.worldbookday.com. To keep up-to-date with our Book Fair news log-on to our library blog: ilovereadingatstjosephs.blogspot.com.



Thank you for your continued support and happy WORLD BOOK DAY!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Author


ROBIN STEVENS


Exciting half-term encounter at
Pickled Pepper Books, Crouch End. 



Ruby - Tanzanite and Alice - Indigo meet Robin Stevens

We now have a signed copy of her new book 
'A Spoonful of Murder' in the series  'A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery'.

Borrow it today!

Friday, 9 February 2018

World Book Day


We will be celebrating World Book Day with a whole school 


Dress Up 
Children, staff and parents are invited to dress up as their favourite book character. There will be prizes for the best costumes.




Sharing a Story  

in class-time and playtime





Book Fair 

in our school library with our local bookshop



&

£1 Book Tokens 

for every child to exchange for a free book.



Celebrate stories. Love Reading


worldbookday.com