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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.