Category Archives: Reading

World Book Day

25 years of World Book Day!

We love reading!

Classroom Door Competition

The Masked Reader

The children used clues to detect who the masked readers were. Sir Mo Farah was reading ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ by Ian Whybrow.

World Book Day 2021

Happy World Book Day everyone! I hope you are wearing your pyjamas and you have got your favourite books ready today for your reading challenge. Oh, and if you managed to find a potato, that will be really useful……more about that later.

First we are delighted to have author, Steve Smallman, with us today. He’s been working on your ideas for potato characters. Let’s see what he came up with……


and an extra story….

and some bunny doodles…


Virtual Library

The author of the week this week is Nizrana Farook! Read her book   or listen to it here

Last week’s book is still here:

The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson. Read it here.

Oxford Owls have a free E-Book library including lots of phonics books. Click here
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You can also listen to teachers reading stories here.

Draw Me a Story

We were delighted to welcome back Steve Smallman for a day of creating characters for our stories. The children watched their ideas come to life at the point of Steve’s pencil. Now they are bursting to tell their animal tales.


World Book Day

We’ve had a great day sharing all sorts of stories and poems. Have a look at the class blogs to see some of the activities from the day.

Year 6 created blog posts about Tail End Charlie by Mick Manning and Brita Granström. Have a look at their thoughts here 

We challenged the children to make a hat to represent their favourite book character. Here’s a selection of their efforts. Well done all.

Reading for Pleasure

The winner of the Book Corner Award for this half term is……

Year 3!

They had some great pop-up books requested by the children and they had included some thoughtful book reviews. They used luggage labels to make recommendation to other children and displayed some popular quotes from books they had read. Well done!

The other classes have some very attractive and cosy book corners too!



National Poetry Day

What great poetry performances! More coming soon….