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Green Arbour Road, Thurcroft, Rotherham.  S66 9DD - view location





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Peter Murray visit

 Peter Murray Visits

Thurcroft Junior Academy


Peter Murray -  fantasy writer, creator of the popular Mokee Joe series, and wonderful wordsmith - came to Thurcroft to inspire pupils, not only to read, but also to become writers themselves one day. Peter spent the morning talking to the whole school about his work. 

 Book signing

 Peter came back to school later in the week to meet children individually, and to sign books and posters.

It was amazing to see the enthusiasm of our pupils, who have been reading the books avidly, both at home and at school, since Peter's visit.


 You can discover more about Peter Murray on his official



School Library

Our School Library 

The Library was opened in 2016 to provide a welcoming and inviting space for children to read. It is well stocked, and used on a daily basis by pupils and staff. In addition to class visits to select books, the library is also open at lunch times, when it is staffed by pupils who are trained to use our very professional library system.

 Reading Cloud Link  Pupils can use their library number to log into Reading Cloud from home, and post reviews to share with other members of the school. Parents can see what books their children have borrowed - a great way to start a discussion about reading and stories.

All pupils are made members of Bug Club, an online library, which they can access at home and at school. Teachers allocate books to their pupils, and can monitor how well children are progressing with the questions and activities children complete online as they read. 

Children (and their parents) can also brush up on spelling and grammar with Bug Club lessons and games.


 That Poetry Bloke Visits Thurcroft Junior Academy

That Poetry Bloke Craig Bradley, poet, writer and performer (otherwise known as That Poetry Bloke) visited our school, bringing a morning of humour, poetry, singing and pupil workshops. Children played with language and learned about performance poetry.