We have been working hard to update our school library. How have we done this? We have donated older books. We have categorised books into 'topic boxes' to make browsing easier. We have spent nearly £3000 on new books with a on focus inspirational people. We have a new display, letters and lighting too!
Christmas Reading Competition 2021!
Lower Key Stage 2 are taking part in a fantastic Christmas Reading Competition. All they have to do is read five times a week (rather than the recommended 3). They can read their school reading book, a book from home, a comic, a magazine, a blog-anything!
If they complete these 5 Golden Reads they win 5 Dojos! Good luck Year 3 and Year 4-we know you can do it!
Recommended Christmas Reads
Christmas is fast approaching and many parents and family members will be searching for great gifts for children in the family. Therefore, we have compiled a list of fantastic books which would brilliant stocking fillers! Most of the books on the list are under £10 and come highly recommended by teachers, educationalists and critics!
Below are ideal presents for pre-school aged children (recommended by Mrs Ward). Her daughter Madeline is a particular fan of Stick Man:
For children in Nursery and Reception class the books below would make wonderful gifts. Miss Docherty's son loves to listen to Giraffe's Can't Dance before bed:
For children in Year 1 and 2, the following books could make perfect gifts. Snail Mail has lots of funny pop out postcards to read through:
For pupils in Year 3 and 4, here are some real Christmas crackers. The Guinness World Records annual is full of weird, whacky facts and pictures:
For children in Year 5 and 6, here are some amazing books. The Little People, Big Dreams Treasury is full of real life heroes who have changed the world:
Black History Month
Our Year 6 pupils enjoyed bringing 'the page to the stage' as they dramatised the lives of Black History heroes. Thank you to One Day Creative who helped the children to craft and create powerful still images, improvisations and performance pieces to mark and celebrate Black History Month!
Reading Challenge Winners!
Well done to all of these KS2 children for taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. You should all be incredibly proud of yourselves. Thank you to all of the parents and carers who took their children to Droylsden Library to take part-we appreciate your support!
Wowzers! Look at the number of children from EYFS and KS1 who completed their summer reading challenge at Droylsden Library! You are all amazing! We'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to the parents and carers who took multiple visits to the library to make this possible!
A massive 'THANK YOU' to our year 6 pupils who have been organising and tidying the reading areas in the hall. They have been categorising the books and cleaning the shelves. This has made it so much easier for pupils to select new books to take home!
Marcus Rashford Book Club (Autumn 2021)
Year 4 children are so lucky! Marcus Rashford, in association with Macmillan books,sent 60 copies of 'Silas and the Marvellous Misfit' by Tom Percival into Fairfield Road. That means every, single pupil in Year 4 gets to take a copy home and add it to their home library. Amazing! Happy Reading Year 4!
National Poetry Day (7th October 2021)
To mark National Poetry Day, our KS1 pupils took part in a fantastic performance poetry workshop. Jo from 'As Creative' played lots of fun, interactive games with children and helped them to construct a performance poem.
The Scholastics Book Fair Aut 1
We were thrilled to welcome the Scholastic Book Fair into school this autumn. Thank you to all the children, parents, carers and grandparents who came and bought lots of wonderful book! We raised over £900 and school were awarded £400 commission. This money has been spent on lots of new reading books for all of our children and they will be arriving in school very soon!
Research shows that children are five times more likely to finish a book if they have chosen it themselves!
Black History Month (October 2021)
October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years. The month was originally founded to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK over many generations. We are celebrating by adding lots of new books about inspirational people to our classroom libraries!
Used Book Sale (September/October 2021)
We had a KS2 second-hand book Fair at Fairfield Road Primary School. Lots of children brought in a pound and took home a pre-loved book. We raised £162! All of the money raised will be used to buy new books which have been carefully selected by our teachers. Thank you to everyone who got involved!
The Masked Reader (Spring 2021)
Unfortunately, we were unable to celebrate World Book Day with our 'Dress as a WOW word' extravaganza!
Instead, Fairfield Road Primary School hosted our very own Masked Reader. Five different members of staff, recited five fantastic children's poems and pupils had to guess who was hiding behind the mask by listening to tone, expression and accent.
Our winners were Keira, Adam, Charlotte, Darcie and Fenchurch who all won a book, some sweet treats and a reading light. Amazing detective work guys!
Here are the videos below, simply click on each day to be taken to the Loom video!
LGBT+ Rainbow Flag Award
In order to achieve our LGBT+ Rainbow Flag Award, pupils at Fairfield Road created a book of inspirational people from the LGBT+ community. The book is full of drawings, paintings, writing and thoughts.
Here are some of the pages from our wonderful book...
International Women's Day
To mark International Women's Day, the children at Fairfield Road Primary School created a giant Wonderful Book of Women. Each class learned about an inspirational woman from around the world and how they made history and helped shape the future. The book is full of writing, art, poetry and photographs.
Marcus Rashford's Book Club
Thank you so much to Marcus Rashford's Book Club and Macmillan Books. They sent 60 free copies of A Dinosaur Ate My Sister by Pooji Puri into school for our Year 4 children. The children took their books home to add to their home libraries!