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We continue to be amazed at how well the children have settled, well done to all our fab pupils. As restrictions lift nationally, the academy will also look to 'ease' some areas. This will be done in a careful and progamatic way. We will not put pupils and staff at risk. The academy will remain vigilant, and we ask that parents do the same and support us to continue to get things back on 'an even keel'. As the children are settled, we will now be implementing the LA and national guidance on absence and lateness......thank you for your support in getting the children to school and on time, it helps them to settle in the morning and helps us to support their learning.
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Welcome back after the summer break and welcome to new pupils,

the Library is open and books can be borrowed again.

If the computer in the Library is not on, or is not working and you would like to borrow a book, please leave a note of the bar code inside the book and your own PIN number, which can be found inside the 'Library codes folder'.

If you have any queries, I will be in the school Library every Wednesday and Thursday.

Keep reading!

Mrs. Archer

Hello, in order for the annual stock check to be completed, could all library books be returned to School as soon as possible please!

No more library books will be able to be borrowed for the rest of the term.

There are donated books in the School foyer, if you would like something to read over the summer.

Thank you for your support,


Welcome back after the Easter break, I hope you had a lovely time!

The library has received kind donations of lots of wonderful pre-loved books, which are now ready to borrow. There are non-fiction and fiction books for all ages.

The books can be found on the 'new books' shelf.

Come and have a browse in the library and see what you would like to read next!

I hope to see you soon...keep reading!


Welcome back after the Summer holiday...

my name is Mrs.Archer and I am the School Librarian. I will be working in the School Library every Wednesday and Thursday: 9.00am- 3.30pm.

If you would like help with choosing or reserving a book, please do not hesitate to ask me. If I am not in School, please leave a note with your query on my desk.

Many thanks,Mrs.Archer.


New Library Monitors coming soon.


This is the link for the library net for children at home.

Please make your child read

Summer Library Challenge


The Summer Reading Challenge starts TODAY!!! Get yourself down to your local library to sign up!



Library Monitors


The Library Monitors will all receive a certificate of thanks during Celebration Assembly . They have made an outstanding contribution to the library this year,  from helping keep it tidy, providing ideas, promoting the library and events, as well as the stunning performances in the three assemblies. New library monitors will be chosen early in the Autumn term.


During the assembly there will also be an official handover of the wonderful artwork that was commissioned as a centre-piece of our amazing new space last year. New pictures have been completed and will be unveiled at the start of term.

Reminder - Overdue Books


All library books are overdue. Please can you ensure all library books are returned. 

Many Thanks.

Summer Reading Challenge


This year's Summer Reading Challenge is starting from 17th July 2017. The children will be receiving a short presentation and will be bringing a flyer within the next few days with all the details.


For more information, go to


To find your local library, go to :



We would love to see lots of children take this challenge and bring their medals in to the Academy at the start of term.



Library Book Recall


The Library is now closed for new loans. All library books are due back by Monday 3rd July AT THE VERY LATEST. This is to stock check and prepare for the new academic year.


Many thanks.

End of Year Recall


There will shortly be an end of year recall of all library books. Please note that the last day for new loans will be Friday 23rd June 2017.

Many thanks.

Library Monitors' Fact Finding Trip to Regents Park Community College Library


The Library Monitors went on a Trip to Regents Park to find out how a secondary school library is run, "magpie" ideas and to learn about reading progression. During a guided tour, they had the opportunity to ask lots of questions before exploring the library independently and completing a quiz.

On our return to the Academy, the Library Monitors were buzzing with ideas and enthusiasm. We are looking forward to implementing some of these ideas in the very near future.

Needless to say, the Library Monitors were impeccably behaved throughout and were a credit to us all.



Help us try and win a staggering £5,000 to spend on books by entering the National Book Token Competition. Follow this link and fill out the short form. If it's your name they pick out of the hat you'll receive £100 worth of tokens. Perfect to treat yourself or others.


Should we be the lucky winners, we would use the prize to continue our development of our school and class libraries.

Library Monitor Assembly


The 3rd and final Library Monitor Assembly was a great success. Our hard work paid off as the critics and audience alike praised the performance. Jack W (Year 6) went as far to say "It was the best assembly ever."


This was most complex of the three assemblies, and the children showed amazing dedication and determination to get it right, following direction but also allowing their natural talent to shine through.


If you missed it, or want to watch it again, click on the link below, and find out that Britain (and Freemantle Academy) certainly does have talent!

Poetry Workshops


The Library held poetry workshops today. The children read and listened to poetry and learned about different types and styles before setting off and creating poems of their own. The poems are being polished and perfected and will appear here soon.


Titanic Poem by Michal (Year 4)


Titanic swim

Titanic love

Titanic sink

Titanic swim

Titanic love


Acrostic Poem by William H (Year 2)









More coming soon.


World Book Day Celebration 2017


We are having a wonderful celebration of books and reading today. Look out for your World Book Day Token in your child's (dren's) book bag this evening.

World Book Day 2017


We will be celebrating our love of reading on FRIDAY 3rd March. We will be dressing up and doing book related activities all day. Photos of this fantastic day will be available soon.

"What book do you love?"

National Story Telling Week


We celebrated National Story Telling Week (30th January - 3rd February) in style in the library. We held storytelling workshops where the children learned the history of storytelling, along with receiving hints and tips on how to tell an exciting story before being sent off to plan, practice and then perform their stories. Children were encouraged to perform their stories in whichever way they chose, using whichever methods they wanted from acting to using props . The only constraints were that the story had to make sense, had to have a beginning, middle and end, and it also had to have a problem that gets resolved. There are some photos below of the some of the children in the workshop.


Our resident storyteller was also busy telling original and other stories to the children. These included "Help! My Yellow Submarine is Sinking!", "The Very Hungry Builder", "The Tiger Who Got Stuck up a Tree", "The Very Lazy Prince", and the highlight for many of the children, an exciting retelling of a Superman story, which was so popular we had add two more shows!


The children's reactions to the Superman story:


"It was really good. I really liked your actions." Holly, Year 4

"It was very fun. I liked the sounds made." Nicola, Year 4



Overdue Library Books


If you have received a letter informing of an overdue library book then please respond to this, even if you think the book has been returned. You can do this by talking to a member of your staff in your child's year group, directly to Mr Parsloe or via our email address: Occasionally books and letters do cross over but more often the book has either been put in the classroom by mistake or put in the library without scanning back in. The sooner we know that a book is missing the easier it is to find it.


Many thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

The Library Monitors' Assembly


The Library monitors' assembly was a great success. Their hard work and dedication was rewarded with 5 star reviews and comments such as:

"It was cool... funny!" Olaf, Year 5

"I loved the assembly, amazing!" Brianna, Year 5

"I thought they were professionals!" Olek, Year 5

"It was good, really good acting." Adam, Year 6

"I liked that Superman dressed up as Captain America." Jack WC, Year 6

"Outstanding!" Ola N, Year 3

"Magnificent!" Lena, Year 3

"It was really good. My favourite character was Wonder Woman." Monica, Year 2

"Really good. I liked the Superheroes talking about which books they had." William H, Year 2

"Fantastic, amazing and brilliant!" Macey, Year 2

"Superheroes like books. I think I am a superhero with books." Michal, Year 4

"It was really, really great!" Russell, Year 4 

"I think the play was nice because it was about superheroes and books." Sally, Year 4

"Good... I saw my favourite Superhero, Wonder Woman." Freya, Year R


Our last assembly will be Thursday 18th May 2017

Library Monitor Assembly


Our next assembly will be on THURSDAY 19th JANUARY at 9.10am. If your child is a Library Monitor then you will be invited to attend. We hope you will be able to join us! More details to follow... 

Fun Friday

The library once again was transformed into a theatre, this time for a special version of The Elves and the Shoemaker. The children enjoyed the "sell out" show and then discussed the differences to the original story.

Lunch time Story

The new lunchtime story sessions are a big hit with the children. So far Years 1 and 2 have enjoyed the following stories: The Gingerbread Man, Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar, The Queen's Hat, Gorilla and Handa's Surprise, to name but a few

Years 3,4,5,6 have enjoyed extracts from a variety of novels including: Mr Majeika, Romeo and Juliet, Dikin Dings and the Frightening things, The Adventures of Hercules and poems from Please Miss Bulter.

Book Fair Update

We are pleased to announce that the Book Fair has raised (yet again) a staggering amount for new books in school. Thanks to your amazing generosity, we now have over £470 to spend on new books for the school classrooms and library.

We are currently browsing the huge range of books available and will let you know of the wonderful books we buy in due course.

Thank you all once again.

Mr Parsloe, on behalf of all our pupils and staff at the Academy.

Book Fair

Please support the Freemantle Book Fair from the 3rd -10th of November.  Please come along before or after school and have a browse. It's a great chance to buy Christmas presents. Discrete ordering service will be available.


There are hundreds of titles to choose from so please come into school and browse the full selection. You can see what is available and click and collect by visiting the Travelling Books web site


There will be a leaflet sent home with a small selection of the books available in due course. All the details you need will be included.


Every book you buy helps us buy new books from the school library.



"Fun Friday"


The Library was transformed into a theatre for a very special re-telling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears last Friday (7th October). The three shows attracted children from throughout the entire age range in school and there was not a spare seat in sight. 


Fun Friday will return soon.

Here are some photos of the new library. 18/10/16

New Library Website!


You can access our library catalogue online: 


To check stock, see what books have been returned and to check your child's account.


If you notice anything unusual on your child's account please speak to the class teacher or alternativley email


Look out for more information in your library pack coming soon!

Library Monitors


Huge congratulations go to:












who are this year's Library Monitors. This is an important role in the school, promoting ownership, learning new skills and increasing the love of reading.


Library Monitor Assembly

The new library monitors will be introduced in their first assembly of the year, this Thursday. It will start and finish at the usual times (9.10 - 9.30am).

Happy Birthday Roald Dahl!

100 today (13th September)!

We celebrated in the Library with lots of activities. We designed our own chocolate bars, found our Roald Dahl names and placed our dreams in the dream jars. We also watched a selection of clips about his life and works in the Roald Dahl Cinema.





Library Monitors

Applications for Library Monitors are now closed. New Monitors will be announced next week.

Roald Dahl Day

To celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday we are holding special readings and activity sessions in the library at lunchtimes this week.

Send your Get Caught Reading Entries in NOW. Here are a few to inspire you. More photos will be uploaded so check back fo more. Email enteries to

Library Closure


The library is now closed for the end of year stock check and the summer break. Remember you can visit your local library which will be open all summer.

Overdue Library Books

All library books are now overdue and MUST be returned IMMEDIATELY. Thank you. 

Summer Reading Challenge

The summer Reading Challenge is launching soon. Details to follow...

Library Book Recall

ALL Library books need to be returned to school by Friday 1st July 2016 at the very latest.

Thank you

Library Loans

Due to an up-coming stock check the last day for new loans is FRIDAY 24th June. A FULL RECALL of all books on loan at home will start next week. Please look out for signs in school or check back here for updates.


Readathon Total

We are thrilled to announce that we raised £170 for Readathon and its charities. Many thanks to all the children who took part and to all of you who sponsored a child.

Book Fair Update

Thanks to your amazing generosity over 60 new books have been purchased for the school library. The children are extremely happy and, on their behalf, I thank you once again.



This year's Readathon has ended. Please collect any sponsorship money you earned and send it to school in an envelope clearly marked Readathon by Wednesday 27th April


Many thanks.

New Library

The new library is now located in the old school hall and is fully open. Photos coming soon!

World Book Day Great Book Swap

Our first ever Book Swap was a roaring success with nearly two hundred children taking part across the school. Thank you to everyone who took the time to bring in books, and to those who helped on the day. Lots of you bought in extra books so there was a fantastic selection to choose from. 


We saw some real acts of kindness with children taking books for brothers, sisters and cousins as well as  giving friends books from their allowance. We even saw children give the books they had chosen to disappointed children. 


This event was a fantastic chance to promote the children’s love of books and allow children to practice their book choosing skills. The  acts of kindness and friendship that were witnessed helped to make this special event even more special!


Please browse the photos.


“I’m so happy with my books!” Freya Year 2

"It was amazing!" Amy, Year 6

"I wanted to find a cute book and I found one." Daniel I, Year 2

"Brilliant!" Lauren, Year 6

"Perfect! A great variety of books." Mia, Year 6

"It was great. You got to choose books for free!" Mikolaj, Year 2

What is going on outside the Library?

What does  W B D G B S stand for?

Some of the suggestions so far include :

  • Wacky bananas don't go to banana stadium
  • Wellington boot discovers giant ballet slug

If you have a suggestion, write it on a Post It note and add it to the wall outside the Library. All will be revealed shortly................

Book Fair

Thanks to your generosity we raised a staggering £450 to spend on books. The Book Fair will return again in November 2016.

Book Fair

Please support the Freemantle Book Fair from the 5th -11th of November.  Please come along before or after school and support us by buying a book. 


There are hundreds of titles to choose from so please come into school and browse the full selection. You can see what is available and click and collect by visiting the Travelling Books web site


Every book you buy helps us buy new books from the school library. Last year all these books were bought for the library after the book fair!

National Poetry Day

Thursday 8th of October was National Poetry Day. Follow the link below to hear a selection of poems that have been written, illustrated and performed by the poets of Freemantle Academy.

Do you love football?

Come along to the library and you will find lots of books about football and you can also take part in the

Premier League Reading Stars Online Challenge.


Each Premier League club has nominated a player as our "Reading Champion". Each player has set you three challenges, based on a book, website article, poem or play. 

Are you professional, world class or legendary? Take the challenge. Follow this link to find out more.

Reading the Game