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Read your friend a story


We are beginning a new initiative at Springbank where children are being asked to read a story to someone close to them. This could mean:


  • Reading to your rabbit
  • Telling stories to a teddy
  • Giving goosebumps to your Gran
  • Entertaining an Aunt
  • Spooking your siblings
  • and many, many more!


If you visit the 'children' section of the website you will find a section called 'Video Resource Centre'. Here we will be posting videos of members of staff reading to a friend. Eventually, we would like to start adding videos of children reading to friends of their own. In the end we hope to compile a selection of stories which children could then use at home to listen to, or simply to inspire them to check out a new book. We will also be collecting pictures of children reading to friends to create a display in school.


So it is time to discover, does your dog like David Walliams? Is your snake obsessed with Dr Seuss? Maybe Aunty Mabel is mad for Michael Murpurgo. Or possibly, Big Ted could be Enid Blyton's biggest fan!



Library Competitions


Blyton V's Beast Quest


Congratulations to Evan in Year 3 who was this term's winner of the library competition: Blyton V's Beast Quest. The children in KS2 were challenged in November to read a book by Enid Blyton, the author of series such as The Famous Five and The Secret Seven, or something from the Beast Quest series by Adam Blade. We kept updating the children on a weekly basis as to how many books by each author had been taken out of the library and it has been a very hotly contested competition! There was also the added bonus that one child who read a book from either series would be drawn out of a hat to claim a prize! Evan was eventually selected at random and he will be choosing a brand new book to add to the library. In the actual competition of Blyton V's Beast Quest the final results were as follows: 59 children read a book by Enid Blyton during the month but the eventual winner was Beast Quest, with 74 children having read one of the books. We will be holding further library competitions during the rest of the year so keep your eyes peeled for further information.

Blyton v's Beast Quest

Blyton v's Beast Quest 1

'Book Friday' reading support 2019