Welcome back to the new year! We have some exciting news for all our budding readers! We have a new Library! We were very lucky to be awarded a grant from The Foyle Foundation to help fund this.
We are still in the process of ordering books and organising the layout but hopefully it will be up and running soon. Children will be able to visit the Library for ‘Reading for Pleasure’ time and lessons with their class and class teacher.
Our first delivery of exciting books!
Today was the grand opening of our Queenswell Junior School Library.
We were very happy to have one of our school governors, Clare Kaufman, come in and cut the ribbon to open our Library. We are very grateful to Clare for helping us to secure funding from The Foyle Foundation towards the expensive cost of setting up and creating a school Library. The children will soon be able to visit the Library and borrow books for ‘reading for pleasure’ at home. We are all very excited! 🙂
We will send out dates soon for parents/carers to come in and have a look around soon.
Well done to those children who have already completed their first Reading Challenge bookmark. They have received certificates and special badges to congratulate them. Keep reading Queenswell!!
We also have a Scholastic book fair coming up in the week beginning Monday 27th November. Every book bought at the fair, gains money for the school to spend on more books! We can never have enough!! Thank you to everyone that purchased books at our last fair back in June. It raised over £400 for the school to buy books for reading corners. We look forward to seeing you there.
Year 3 working hard in a Guided Reading lesson. Look out for parent/carer workshops where you can find out how to help your child with reading at home.
Last year we had an author visit from Harrison.G.Sansostri. We have some signed copies of both of his books in our Library. We plan to have more author visits throughout the year.
You can find out more about Harrison and his first book published on his website at-
Other Books to look out for!
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you will probably
love the new book ‘Fantastical Beasts’ by J.K.Rowling.
Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail … Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents.
‘No wizarding household is complete without a copy’ – Albus Dumbledore
For older children, The Goldfish Boy is a book about a twelve-year-old boy, Matthew, is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD. Until one day his neighbour disappears and he must become a detective to solve the mystery.
This story is perfect for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Wonder. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry.
If you have read a book that you would like to share with the school, please see me to get it published on this page.
We have our first book review from Lewis Foskett in Year 6.
The Book of Curses by Oisin McGann
Alex is a naughty kid who’s always getting into trouble. One day he finds a book that can make all your wishes come true. This may sound like a dream discovery but Alex finds out it’s not as great as it sounds.
After his grandma is turned into a zombie, the evil garden gnomes come to life and one of his own horrifying drawings comes life, Alex has to find a way to get rid of the wicked book.
I enjoyed everything about this book, I would recommend this to all children and even adults will like it too.
Other books in this series (Forbidden Files) include Wired Teeth and Evil Hairdo.
By Lewis Foskett Year 6
Thank you to Parisa in 5JS for her book review for
‘The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd.
‘I believe this is a good book for Years 5 and 6. It is full of mystery and adventure. My favourite part was when Kat sneaks out to blow up a picture to see what a man’s t-shirt says…’
When their cousin, Salim, goes on the London Eye but never comes off it, Ted and Kat go on a big adventure to find out what happened to him…
Keep checking the page for latest news, new books and reviews!
In the meantime- keep reading!! 🙂