24th November 2016

Dear Parent/Carer,


The book fair will be arriving at Southbrook on Wednesday 30th November until Wednesday 7th December. Linking in with its arrival, we are running a ‘Potato Book Character’ competition. Using a potato or potatoes, pupils need to transform the vegetable into a book character, for example, Harry Potter or Where’s Wally. They can use all sorts of materials including fabric, paint, paper, whatever takes their fancy to help recreate their winning entry. The top 5 winners will be given £5 to spend at the book fair. It would be fantastic to exhibit the entries however if this is not possible a photo of their potato will be great too. The closing date for entries is Friday 2nd December and winners will be announced on Monday 5th December.


Attached to this letter is a catalogue and a wish list. On the wish list children have chosen a book/s that they would like to buy at the book fair. If you decide that your child is able to purchase a book, then there are two ways in which they can do this:


  1. Complete the order form on the back of the catalogue and send payment into school by Monday 5th December. We will arrange for your child to purchase the book or will order it for you if it is not in stock. Please make cheques payable to Devon County Council.


  2. Come and visit the book fair with your child, on one of the following dates:

    Thursday 1st December from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Christmas Fayre.

    Monday 5th December after school from 3:20-3:45pm.

    Tuesday 6th December after school from 3:20-3:45pm.

    If these times are not suitable, please contact Sophie the librarian to possibly arrange a more convenient time.


    It would be fantastic to see as many of you as possible. Money spent at the book fair will mean commission for the school. This can then be spent on new books for classrooms and the library; so your support is invaluable.


    Hope to see you there!

    Best wishes,



    Miss G Shabytah

    (Head of English)