Summer Reading Challenge

Friday, 12 October 2018

Well done to all of the children who completed the reading challenge during the long summer holiday. Medals and certificates were awarded during celebration assembly this morning. The number of children from our school that completed the challenge this year has doubled in comparison to last year. Hopefully there will be even more next summer. Congratulations to everyone.

Josh Lacey

Friday, 7 September 2018

Josh Lacey is our author of the term. He was born in London in 1968 and has lived in the city most of his life. He loves books and spent the majority of his childhood immersed in them, diapppearing down rabbit holes, into wardrobes, exploring unknown countries and far away galaxies. In fact anywhere your imagination could take you. He mainly writes storeis for children however in the past he has been a journalist, teacher and screenwriter. The title of his first book is called 'A Dog Called Grk'. It is about a boy called Timothy who finds a lost dog on his way home from school. The Grk series of books are set in different countries around the world - from New York to Rio De Janeiro, India to Italy. Follow Timothy and Grk on  their adventures. For more information go to the website

Summer Reading Challenge

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

As the school year comes to an end please bear in mind that children can take part in the summer reading challenge which is being held in all libraries across the borough. This year's theme is 'mischief makers' and celebrates 80 years of the comic, The Beano. There is treasure buried somewhere in Beano Town and it is your challenge to try to find out where. Clues will be given as the children make their way through their reading challenge. As in previous years six books will need to be read and reviewed during the holidays and gifts will also be given along the way. Each child that  successfully completes the challenge will receive a gold medal and certificate in assembly during October.
Once again Havering had the highest completion rate of all London Boroughs let's try to continue this amazing achievement and committment to reading.
This is a fun, free activity for children to take part in during the school holiday and also helps to maintain their reading levels ready for their return to school in September.
For more information use the internet and type in the search bar.

Happy holidays and enjoy your reading because 'everything changes when we read'

Mrs Martin

David Walliams Week

Friday, 29 June 2018

This week is an opportunity to celebrate the books that David has written. All of them have been popular when published, they are hugely entertaining, hiliarious and great fun. We have all of them in school and they are available to borrow from the public library over the school holidays. Why not take a look at your local public library to see what they have?

As you would expect there is also a fanastic web site to explore, There are clips of audio books read by David himself, crosswords, games, quizzes and much, much more.

Library Books

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, all library books need to be returned next week. A list has been given to each class teacher if you are unsure what book you have or alternatively come into the library to see me. Unfortunately if a book has been lost a contribution of £2.50 will need to be paid into your Squid account help meet the cost of a replacement. No further books will be loaned before the end of term.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Mrs Martin

World Cup 2018

Friday, 8 June 2018

The football world cup begins on Thursday 14th June with the home team Russia playing Saudi Arabia in the opening match. England are in group G along with Belgium, Panama an Tunisia. Their first match is on Monday 18th June in Volgograd.

The author, Tom Palmer, will be writing a thrilling neew book based on the tournament. The first chapter is available to read on 14th June, subsequent chapters will be written based on the events on and off the pitch. Each chapter will be availble to read by 7am. We will be following the story as it unfolds in school.

There are also numerous football themed books for you to borrow from the library. Come and have a look or just ask me.

Cressida Cowell

Thursday, 19 April 2018


Cressida was born in London in 1966. She spent a great deal of her time with her family in London and on an uninhabited Scottish Island. The island was very windy and stormy. It did not have any roads, shops, houses or electricity. Without electricity there was no television, telephones or computers either. The family built a house from local stone and used candles for light. As there was not much else to do Cressida would draw and write stories. Her Dad would tell her tales about dragons that used to live on the island and Vikings that invaded it. These tales undoubtedly gave her the ideas for her book series ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ which she began to write in 2002. There are now twelve books, the third film is due to be released in 2019. Cressida is also the author of the Emily Brown books which have won multiple awards.

For more information about Cressida visit her website,