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READING Portfolio 

Books are a uniquely portable magic - Stephen King


Book Donations and Pre-loved Books 

Fortnightly Reading Raffles 

Children who read regularly and fill in their reading record are entered into a fortnightly reading raffle. Raffle entrants receive a golden token in their reading record and have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including Smiggle stationery.    


National Poetry Day – 6th October 2022 

Each class received their own anthology to fill with their favourite poems.

Back to My Roots Week 2022

All Aboard the Windrush! BigFoot Arts Workshop – 10th October 2022 

 Author Visit from Wendy Shearer – 13th October 2022

A quote from author Wendy Shearer: 

"This is The Inspiration Wall at John Burns Primary School with stories written by Year 6 pupils after my visit last year. They wrote their own endings and adaptations of stories inspired by my book of African and Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends! I was so thrilled to read their crafted stories. It was such a pleasure to see this wall dedicated to my book and their stories during my return visit today as part of their “Back to My roots” week." 

Assembly Book Requests/Wish List – 14th October 2022

In the Autumn Term, children across the school had the opportunity to create book wish lists. Each class was given a budget of £100. to choose new books for their class reading corner.  

Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge Certificate Assembly – Autumn 2022

Local Author Visit – 5th December 2022 

Visit from author Marina Dane to launch new book – The Adventures of Astrorex 

National Storytelling Week – Spring 1

Children in Year 6 shared a story with Reception children. 

World Book Day 2023 

Stand Out Costumes 

World Book Day 2023 – EYFS Parade

World Book Day 2023 – Book Tasting Café

To celebrate World Book Day, children in Year 1 to Year 6 had the opportunity to different books in our Book Tasting Café. Children were read to by teachers and parents throughout the morning. 

World Book Day 2023 – Mystery Fictional Character Visit

Children in Year 2 to Year 5 were invited to examine a series of clues to discover which fictional character visited our school library. 

Reception Library Visit March 2023 

Children in Reception have had the opportunity to visit Battersea Library and share some of their favourite stories.