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 Reading at North Borough Junior School

We are incredibly proud to announce we have been awarded a Kent Literacy Award for our new Reading Garden! We will be attending a virtual awards ceremony later in the year but have had our certificate delivered to us!  



We are so excited to open our brand new Reading Garden for the start of the academic year! This has been built to extend the library outside and create a calm and relaxing space for the children to enjoy a good book. Your child will visit the library once a fortnight to change thier book if needed or spend the time reading in the garden.





 Reading Recommendations

To encourage children to broaden their reading experiences, the staff and North Borough will be recommending books to the children each week. We will also make sure the books we choose are available to read in school. Our 'Branching Out' campaign is designed to encourage children to try new books from authors they aren't familiar with, explore many cultures and improve their vocabulary. Please have a look at the Branching Out posters below from Books for Topics for some inspiration. 


Click on the book cover to watch the video. 

 Year 3 and 4

 Year 5 and 6










 Find Out What the Staff are Reading!









The pupils at North Borough have designed their own reading incentive programme. They even came up with the name! We encourage pupils to read as much as possible at home and reward them for doing so. Pupils earn certificates and win stationery, books, in school treats and a star prize! The previous star prize was a free pass to Gravity Trampoline Park! 

Places to search for a good read:

 Click on the image to listen to the story of The Reluctant Dragon for free. Lots of the teachers at North Borough really like this story and we hope you enjoy it too!





This is a YouTube channel by Puffin Books. There are lots of great authors reading their books including Tom Flecher and Jacqueline Wilson.  



This outstanding book has been put together by over 100 amazing authors to comfort, inspire and entertain children during lockdown. This book was launched by Katherine Rundell (author of The Explorer) and includes work from Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider), Greg James and Chris Smith (Kid Normal), Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, Private Peaceful and many more), Liz Pichon (Tom Gates) and Jacqueline Wilson (Suitcase Kid, The Story of Tracy Beaker and many more). 

Mike Forde has published this excellent book titled
How to NOT go to school, which navigates
issues that children might be experiencing
like missing friends and feeling cooped up
during the coronavirus pandemic.

Explore the wizarding world and listen to famous actors and actresses read chapters from the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This first chapter is read by Harry Potter himself (Daniel Radcliffe)! On this website you will also find magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes and puzzles. The aim of this site is to cast a Banishing Charm on boredom!

You can use your existing library card or sign up for a new temporary account to use the Kent County Council E-Library for free! There are thousands of free books which can be borrowed online. You can download the Libby App to read books on your phone or tablet, or you can use the Libby website on your computer. We cannot recommend this highly enough!

The charity Save the Children has created Save with Stories. Celebrities have selected stories to read to help raise money for the charity. You don’t need to donate any money to watch the videos. Some of the stories have been read by Liam Payne, Rita Ora, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Dynamo and Paul O’Grady!