Irchester

Community Primary School

FICPS Mufti Day - Friday 24th May

Please can KS1 bring in a chocolate item or £1 donation and KS2 bring in a bottled item of £1 donation in exchange for wearing mufti.

Last day of term - Friday 24th May

School will reopen on Tuesday 4th June

Longtown Information Meeting - Tuesday 4th June

4.30-5.30pm in the KS1 hall

Year 2 Great Fire of London Day - Wednesday 22nd May

Class 6JM visit to library - Thursday 23rd May

Can children please remember to bring their library cards with them in the morning

SCHOOL OFFICE
01933 353848

SCHOOL OFFICE
01933 353848

Upcoming School events

Library

Our library has a huge range of fiction, non-fiction, picture books and graphic novels, covering all reading levels and interests, to support pupils’ reading for pleasure.  This includes a range of Dyslexia Friendly books for those who find them helpful.

Our qualified librarian is in school every morning and helps support children with choosing books.  We regularly add new titles to the library, often in response to requests from pupils, so there is always something new to read.

Key Stage Two pupils can visit the library every day to borrow a book to read, either independently or with someone at home.  Foundation and Key Stage 0ne pupils visit the library weekly to choose a book and listen to a story in our Story Cottage.

In the warmer months pupils can choose to read outside at break and lunchtimes as our Reading Shed is well stocked with a range of books to relax with.

Every class visits Irchester public library twice a year, to hear a story and borrow a book. This encourages our links with the community.

KS1 pupils will have chance to bring home a story bag during the year. This contains a book, a teddy and a hot chocolate – so pupils can share a story with the bear whilst enjoying a hot chocolate.

We have had many author and poet visits to school: Shaun McMahon, Guy Bass, Paul Cookson, Spoz, Valerie Bloom, The Word Guerilla to name a few.

When pupils are ready to move on from colour banded books, they are introduced to our Accelerated Reading programme. This enables pupils to read and quiz on books they have read at home and at school. Staff can keep track of what is being read, how often pupils are reading and map their progress through the school. Pupils are awarded certificates for their progress, dojos for hitting targets and a reading cup is awarded monthly to the pupil who has read the most. We also celebrate our word millionaires at the end of the year with a party!

Click here to see our monthly ICPS AR wordcount!