Here at Orchard Junior School we believe that reading is an essential and lifelong skill. Our school library is available for all pupils to use throughout the day with classes also having dedicated time each week to browse the books with their class teacher.

All pupils are expected to read aloud to parents at least three times a week and record this in their reading journal therefore we have a wide range of genres for the children to choose from.

As well as our physical library in school all pupils have access to our online library. This can be easily accessed through the school website using your child’s Purple Mash login details.


For more information, or help with book selections for your child,  

please contact our School Librarian on: helen.blockwell@orchardjunior.com

The Reader Teacher Is a great website dedicated to the latest reads, reviews and recommendations based on your child’s age or preferred reading style. 

Click on the button on the right to find out more.


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All the Fun of the Book Fair!

Our book fair is back! Provisionally booked for Tuesday 12th October we’re hoping to raise much needed funds for our library.  More info to come in September!       


We have recently created the school’s first Amazon wish list. Due to restrictions we have been unable to run any fundraising events this year and so we are turning to our community to help us out.


We’ve decided to use this system to list the books that have been requested by the children, relating to topics that the children will be learning about or to replace books that are looking a bit tired.


Simply click on your child’s year group link below and browse away! Feel free to choose and send books at any time and to leave a message but remember to select the school’s address for delivery at the checkout.