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Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School

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Reading at SFH

Here at Sir Francis Hill we are working hard to develop a lifelong love of reading across our school community. 


During the Autumn term 2018 we were lucky enough to be visited by not just one author, but two!


Ian Billings came to visit us early on in the term. He is a pantomime writer, actor, TV extra, theatre technician, university lecturer, and model (according to his website). He has written episodes of BBC TV's Chuckle-Vision. Ian is the author of Space Rocks and the Sam Hawkins Pirate Detective series. He worked with the children on techniques to add detailed and fun description into their writing. All of the children enjoyed his sense of humour and his creative ways to open their story writing.

In October, David Goutcher, the Author of the Spy Quest series of books came in to visit. Spy Quest is an innovative, online interactive gaming and book series, which has cutting edge Augmented Reality software woven into the fabric of the experience. Children can download the free Spy Quest app and use their "spycam" to watch interactive videos as they read the story. Here is the website for more information and the children to log into their Spy Zone.

On a Thursday after school we have our new Book Club open to all students. There is also a book swap available, so please if you have any books your child has grown out of, bring them along on a Thursday and swap for some new ones. 


On a Tuesday lunchtime Mr Keenan has his secret Book Review club for year 5 and 6 children to read and review new books that are going into our school library.


Keep watching this page for more updates on reading at our school.


Sir Francis Hill Reading Blog


To gain access to our exciting new reading blog, please follow the link below with the password that would have been sent home with your child on a letter. 


If you would like to download the free app, the programme is called Padlet. We will update the blog with up to date reading news and articles. And of course, please upload pictures of any books you have enjoyed reading at home!