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Reading in School

Reading is given a high priority across school.  Jenny Turner (STA) has a love of literature, and is a proper 'book worm';  Jenny shares her love of books with our Key Stage Two children, and is instrumental in our Guided reading with these pupils!   We encourage members of our community to come into school and be 'Reading Buddies' with our children... 'Nanas' Hazel, Doreen and Mrs Brown are firm favourites of our children!


Ofsted (July 2019) recognised our love of reading:

Pupils read widely and often. Those who read to the inspector did so with enjoyment, fluency and understanding. They talked about their favourite authors and had a clear understanding of the meaning of the texts they read. Leaders have worked hard to engage parents in their children’s reading. For example, pupils are motivated by the prospect of ‘earning’ tokens for new books when they demonstrate that they have read to an adult at home on a specific number of occasions. This is having a positive impact on the progress pupils are making in reading. 

Mrs Turner’s Christmas Tree wins the medal! 🥇

Book Review Competition Winners - all children received £5 voucher to spend at our book fair!

Reading Raffle Winners! 28.06.19

Staff audit the children's reading records each week and children are awarded raffle tickets for the number of times they have read to an adult at home. At the end of the week one ticket is pulled out of the hat and the child can choose a new  book to take home.

Gordon the librarian loves reading us stories!

Every term we look forward to the library van coming to our school. Gordon, the librarian, loves to come into every class and read us a story. We can't wait until his next visit!

World Book Day 7th March 2019

On World Book Day our children dressed up as a book character and came along with their book! Do you recognise all these characters?

We enjoyed listening to stories on World Book Day.

Y6 children, parents and staff enjoyed reading to groups of children during the afternoon of World Book Day.

Comic Art Exhibition at Rheged 27th March 2019

KS2 children went to Rheged to the Comic Art Exhibition. We loved reading the old comics and annuals from the newsagents!

Catbells children love having their Year 6 buddies reading to them! December 2018