Library Books

Monday, 20 July 2020


The school year has now finished I expect many of you have school reading and library books at home. Please look after them and return them to school in September. All returned books will be quarantined before being available to borrow again.

The summer reading challenge is still taking place this year and is now online. The theme is silly squad which are a group of animals that celebrate all funny books, joke books in fact any book that makes you smile or laugh. So far over 1 million books have been read by children across the country!! To take part you need to create an account, please click on the link for all the information you need. You will also notice that there are four competitions that you can enter too, they are to write a short story, a book review, a piece of poetry and create an art work.

 summer reading challenge


Public libraries are also now open and offering a full browse and borrow service. Guidelines are being followed in terms of social distancing, wearing of face masks, hand sanitiser stations and limited numbers permitted in the building at any one time. There are revised opening times for all libraries, Harold Hill library is open on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Full information is available from the Havering Council website.

Hope you all have a great summer and see you in September.

Mrs Martin


Friday, 26 June 2020

This year the summer reading challenge is a bit different, instead of visiting your local library, it is online. The theme is silly squad and it is celebrating books that make you laugh and feel happy. The silly squad are a group of unusual animals that love adventure and fun. They adore reading and playing games. There are badges to earn along your journey, games to play and a certificate to print if you manage to complete the challenge. If you would like to take part you will need to register and create an account with the summer reading challenge website, all of the information you need will be there as well as lots more fun and create ideas.

Competition Time

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Would you like to win a £10 National Book Token for yourself and everyone in your class to spend in any bookshop? If you would you can use your time and skills to create a new design for the Nation Book Token gift card. Let your imagination run wild, there are endless possibilities and try to make your design as eye catching as you can. One design will be chosen and printed weekly for the next seven weeks. Anyone is able to buy a gift card from the National Book Token website, supermarkets, bookshops and WH Smith, therefore many people will be able to see your artwork. The competition is open now until 28th June, all entries need to be submitted online. For all the information you need please visit the National Book Token website

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Good luck.

Mrs Martin

Author of the Term

Monday, 6 January 2020

It's the start of a new term, a new year and a new decade. This term our focus author is David Walliams. He has been described by many people as 'the fastest growing children's author in the UK' as well as 'the new Roald Dahl'. All of his books are available to borrow from the Library. Read on to discover interesting facts about the man himself.

He was born on 20th August 1971. He changed his surname to Walliams when he became an actor.

The public know him for being a TV personality, actor, comedian and more recently an author. He is a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and is famous for his humour on the show. He has written and starred in two TV series where he played a chemistry teacher.

David is a great supporter of Comic Relief and has been made an honorary trustee of the charity. One of his most famous fund raising events was to swim the River Thames which is 140 miles long!! This event alone raised over 2 million pounds.

He began writing children’s books in 2008 his first novel was called The Boy in the Dress. Since then he has written many more books for children aged nine and over as wll as picture books for younger readers. His books have sold over 4 million copies worldwide with five of them being made into films. His most successful book, Gangsta Granny, is currently being adapted for theatre.

If you are a David Walliams fan take look at his website

It’s great fun filled with surprises, information and even a game of scrabble.

Christmas Reading Challenge

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Harold Hill Library is running a Christmas reading challenge. It is to read 3 books over the Christmas holiday, if you manage to complete the challenge you will receive a certificate and bookmark. To take part go along to Harold Hill Library and ask a mamber of staff for more details. Please check library opening times over the Christmas period.

Meet the Author

Friday, 15 November 2019

On Thursday 50 year 4 and 5 children had the fantastic opportunity to meet the author Matt Brown at Hilldene Library. He was very funny and the children asked him many questions at the end of the session. It was a memorable and exciting experience for everyone. Matt Brown books will be available to borrow from the school library very shortly.

New Books

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The book people are a website based company that sell books at very reasonable prices for both children and adults. They have just launched a fund raising scheme to enable schools to benefit from free books for the library and classrooms. It is really easy for everyone to take advantage of this offer. If you are considering buying any books for yourself or as a gift have a look at their website, put what you would like in your basket. If your purchase is over £10 select our school at the checkout stage and we will receive £1.