A love of Reading
At St. Mary's we promote a love of reading at all times. Through daily class novels, daily guided reading sessions, reading across the curriculum, library books, class library loans, independent reading and 1 to 1 reading with staff as well as reading day events, trips and guest authors, we do everything we can to make sure that a love of reading is at the heart of everything we do. Please also visit our curriculum page which shows how our new curriculum centers around novels and texts...
Class Novels - January/February 2020 - Key Stage 2 topic - 'Who's the Mummy?' Key Stage 1 topic - 'Blown Away'.
Class Novels - December 2019. Key Stage 2 topic - World War 2. Key Stage 1 topic - Toys.
We can take a book anywhere we want to and read for pleasure. Teachers are encouraged to take the children to any location in school to do this...
World Book Days and Theme Days are always used to promote a love of reading in school. Theme days coming up in 2020 include... National Storytelling Week (1st-8th February), International Book Giving Day (February 14th 2020), National Tell a Fairy Tale Day (February 26th 2020), World Book Day (5th March 2020), Shakespeare Week (16th-22nd March 2020), World Story-telling Day (20th March 2020), World Poetry Day (21st March 2020), International Children's Book Day (2nd April 2020), Children's Book Week (29th April - 5th May), National Share a Story Month (May 2020), International Harry Potter Day (2nd May 2020), National Book Start Week (June 2020) and the Summer Reading Challenge.
Each year we welcome a famous author into school. This year it was the turn of Andy Tooze!
Reading Festivals - We attend reading festivals with our children whenever the opportunity arises, such as the one at Bowley!