Aquila Magazine

Our Y5 and Y6 classes receive a copy of Aquila Magazine each month.

The magazine provides a generous helping of intelligent reading – with science, arts and general knowledge in every issue.  There are also articles on philosophy and well-being that will encourage a balanced take on life.

As with the First News subscription, our aim is to broaden children’s reading habits.

An Aquila Magazine information leaflet will be distributed to children in September 2017.

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First News

Each year group (Y1 to Y6) receives a copy of this weekly newspaper for children. 

Published in full colour, it covers interesting national and international news and events.

With this subscription, we aim to broaden children’s reading habits and encourage them to have an interest in what’s going on in the world.

During class silent reading times, many children choose to read First News.

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The Phoenix Comic

Classes in Year Three to Year Six will receive a weekly copy of this 32 page anthology comic.  This subscription is funded by the school’s PTA.

The comic’s website says that: ‘…every issue is packed with serialised adventure stories, funny original comics, fascinating non-fiction and mind-bending puzzles….. It’s a weekly dose of adventure, mystery, laughter, knowledge and wonder.’


Winner !  Just before the October half term holiday (2016), the Phoenix Comic kindly offered us a free five week individual subscription.  KS2 teachers were asked to nominate two children per class who had particularly impressed with their enthusiasm, effort or progress with reading.

Children nominated were:  3SdS – Ryan and Jack   3IH – Dale and Luca   4PK – Chloe M. and Sam   4CW – Sophie and Ewan   5TJ – Ryan and Zara   5NM – Mikey and Josh P.   6ND – Grace and James   6SM – Adam and Liam.

All names were put into a hat and one was pulled out.  Congratulations to Zara in 5TJ – who wins the subscription.  All of the other nominated children received a free copy of the comic.


theweekThe Week – Junior

Classes in Year Four to Year Six will receive a weekly copy of this current affairs magazine.

The magazine’s website says: ‘…it explains the news and events in ways that children understand; immediate, colourful, innovative.  From news to nature, science to geography, and film to coding, The Week Junior explores an extraordinary array of topics from around the globe. Written to engage a young person’s point of view, without spoon-feeding or patronising, it explains events in a safe, accessible and inspiring way.’