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The Book Fair Is Coming!

Book Fair

The Book Fair organised by the Travelling Book Company will be visiting Pinewood from Wednesday 6th November to Monday 11th November. This is always a popular event at Pinewood and a busy time in the Library. There will be a good range of quality paperback fiction suitable for all ages. Pinewood benefits from the Fair by earning commission on every sale, in the form of free books for the libraries.

Pre-Prep Opening Times:

The Book Fair will be open in the Multi-Purpose Room at the following times for parents to visit with children to buy books. Monies can be added to the school bill and cash or cheques are  also accepted.

Wednesday 6th November from 8.10am – 8.40am

Thursday 7th November from 8.10am – 8.40am

Friday 8th November from 8.10am – 8.40am and from 3.00pm – 3.45pm

Prep Opening Times:

All children in the Prep School will visit the Book Fair in the Boddington Library with their English classes. They can choose a book if they would like to (if consent was given when completing the consents forms on the Parent Portal. If you are unsure about consents, please e-mail the library for clarification:

The Prep School Book Fair will also be open to parents at the following times:

Thursday 7th November 7.50am – 8.10am and 4.15pm – 5.30pm

Friday 8th November 7.50am – 8.10am

Thank you for supporting the Book Fair.

Build A Bridge STEM Challenge

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The Library has been buzzing this week with children eager to put their budding engineering skills to the test. They were tasked with building a bridge with just one sheet of paper. Using all their engineering knowledge they designed arches, beams, trusses and even had a go at a suspension bridge. The children quickly realised that the strength of the bridge depended on shape and they tested their bridge design by seeing how many pennies it could support.

It was great to see children from Year 3 to Year 8 having a go. Congratulations to Freddie S, Will W, Sonny N and Aadi T who topped the Library leader-board. Their bridge was able to hold 243 pennies before collapsing! Well done to everyone who took part!

More photos can be found in the Event Gallery.

Neverland Week in the Library

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Follow the second star to the right and go straight on till morning to arrive in Neverland in the Boddington Library!

The Reading Group who meet during activities on a Thursday afternoon have been reading the story and creating lots of decorations to turn the library into the magical island, complete with a mermaid lagoon and Indian village with tepee and totem pole. Children have visited to take part in competitions, try on a pirate hat or Indian headdress, search for fairy dust and see the story come alive through nine different 3D scenes from the story.  They have been able to transform themselves into different characters from the story including the dastardly villain Captain Hook. Pre-Prep have also visited to take part in the fun. It’s been a busy week in the library and children who took part in the competitions have enjoyed a piece of pirate treasure, of the chocolate variety!

Thanks to the Reading Group for all their hard work this term and for helping to make this such a successful event.

For more photos please go to the Photo Gallery.


New Books For The Libraries

3L with their World Book Day prize for the Library April 17 013

On World Book Day we ran a design a door competition around the theme of our favourite books. Form 3L won the competition and as their prize were able to choose £100 worth of new books for the school Libraries.

Well done 3L!

Shadowing The Kate Greenaway Medal

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The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded annually to a book of outstanding artistic quality, published over the last year. This term the Reading Group are shadowing the award. Every Thursday afternoon they will be reading one of the eight books shortlisted for the award and writing reviews which will be posted on Pinewood’s shadowing website. To follow their progress, you can log on to:

Then click on ‘P’ in the A-Z list of shadowing groups to find Pinewood’s page. Here you can read our blog and our reviews as well as vote in our poll and find out about our featured books and authors.

The winners will be announced on Monday 19th June, when we will find out if we agree with the team of expert judges!


Pinewood Gold Programme


Congratulations to Grace, who has been presented with her Bronze Award for the Gold Programme. To achieve this, Grace had to choose and complete three challenges from the Gold Programme challenge list.  Grace’s first challenge was to redesign the cover of two different fiction books of her choice. She researched existing published covers and then planned her own design for new front covers. She also had to write a synopsis of the story for each of her chosen books. For her second challenge, Grace completed a fantastic holiday diary over the Summer holidays. For her final challenge, she produced ten well designed bookmarks on different countries, with facts, information and pictures to give an overview of each country.

Well done, Grace!