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Find out what is happening around school by looking at our reading page.

If you have any ideas for anything else you would like to see then have a chat with Mrs Russell. 

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7 Top Tips for Reading at Home!

Reading At Home Challenge 2!

Hi everyone! I was wondering if you could find any new or exciting words in something you are reading at home?


You might find a word in your reading book,  newspaper or even a recipe book.


I found the word 'vital' in Jamie Oliver's recipe book - vital means it is essential or necessary 


I found the word 'pernicious' in my fiction book - 'pernicious smoke' means it has a harmful effect (I had to look this up in the dictionary!)


Could you find any words and share them with me? 

Reading At Home Challenge 1!

* Below you will see a selection of poems.

* Read them all - maybe read them to someone at home.

* Choose your favourite and tell someone why you like it.


😀Now the best bit! Choose a poem to learn off by heart! You can then send your videos to admin so I can see how you got on.😀


Feeling inspired? Why not choose one of the mini bugs from the poster below and try to write a poem about one of them. Good luck! 

We love poetry and here is one of our poetry super stars sharing a poem they have learnt by heart! Briliant!

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Reading Week, November 2019


This year our reading week was themed around picture books and we chose one book to be our whole school focus, 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. 


The children became invested in the story and there were numerous ideas from the children as to what would happen next and exploring the charcters even though there were no words. 


Have a look at the link below to find out more about Aaron Becker, the amazing illustrator who created the book



We had a very successful book fair and we raised £350 for school to spend on books!

Here is a little example of some of the children's work during Reading Week. Visit their class pages to see more!

We also held a 'Teapots and Tales' event for all year groups. We were thrilled with the number of adults that attended!

September 30th 2019

Elmer is  a wonderful series of books by David McKee about an elephant who is unique becasue of his patchwork colours and goes on adventures with his animal friends.


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All around the North East giant Elmers can be found and codes unlocked on a special APP to earn prizes, all in aid of St Oswalds Hospice . All of the Elmers have been decorated by local artists and are stunning pieces of artwork in their own right. They can be seen until the beginning of November so get hunting! Follow the link below for more information. 

September 2019

One of our favourite reading things to do in school is to have class readers. These are novels which year groups read as a class and which link with their current topic work. Children share a copy one between two but sometimes children like to bring their own copy into school.


We are always looking for new and exciting books which we think would appeal to the girls and the boys; which will give extra knowledge about their current topics and which will inspire children to read more. 


Year 1 read shorter books around a theme and often choose an author to focus on.


Have a look at the books being read this term - can you work out what their topics must be?


Year 1 - Traditional Tales

Year 2 - The Great Fire of London by Gillian Clements

Year 3 - Stig of the Dump by Clive King

Year 4 - Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo

Year 5 and 6 - Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll