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The National Curriculum for English states that:

“Reading widely and often opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious minds.’’

Literacy is, of course, key to a successful future. Our aim is to ensure all children become highly skilled readers and also develop a love of reading so that they become life-long readers. We aim to ensure all children have a balanced reading diet comprising fiction, non-fiction, poetry and classics. 

We use several reading schemes throughout the school. Our main scheme in Key Stage 1 is The Oxford Reading Tree, but this is supplemented by several other schemes and books and children study certain books in detail in a regular, whole-class 'Big Read'. 

In Key Stage 2 we teach reading mainly through the daily 'Big Read', where children have the opportunity to study quality children's literature in some depth. 

 

Every class has a book corner, where children will find a selection of fiction and non-fiction books.

Affordable Books For Sale!

We run a very affordable sale of books at 3 o'clock every Tuesday afternoon.

Prices range from £1 to £2.50 for brand new books which will make children want to read.

The book sale takes place in the Infant Hall. Come and see what is on offer!

Log on and read online!

Don't forget to access free reading books at home by going to 

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

You can then log into the class logins with the following details:

 

Nursery and Reception 

Class Name: earlyyears1          Password: reading

 

Years 1 and 2

Class Name: keystage1              Password: reading

 

Years 3 and 4

Class Name: lowerkeystage2     Password: reading

 

Years 5 and 6

Class Name: upperkeystage2     Password: reading

Book corners encourage a love of reading

Book corners encourage a love of reading 1 St Elizabeth class use their book corner every day
Book corners encourage a love of reading 2 St Joseph book corner is comfortable and welcoming
Book corners encourage a love of reading 3 Reading for pleasure in St Martin de Porres
Book corners encourage a love of reading 4 The Nursery book corner is a fun place to learn

Book based displays

West End in Schools Dance Workshops- Bringing Books to Life!

West End in Schools Dance Workshops- Bringing Books to Life!  1 Discussing 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
West End in Schools Dance Workshops- Bringing Books to Life!  2 Warming up our dancing feet
West End in Schools Dance Workshops- Bringing Books to Life!  3 Warm up
West End in Schools Dance Workshops- Bringing Books to Life!  4 Marching towards Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory
West End in Schools Dance Workshops- Bringing Books to Life!  5 Knocking on the factory door
West End in Schools Dance Workshops- Bringing Books to Life!  6 Holding up our Golden Ticket
West End in Schools Dance Workshops- Bringing Books to Life!  7 Chocolate machines in action
West End in Schools Dance Workshops- Bringing Books to Life!  8 Group dance
West End in Schools Dance Workshops- Bringing Books to Life!  9 Final Performance

Roald Dahl Day - Dressing up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters!

Roald Dahl Day - Dressing up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters! 1 The winners of our Roald Dahl costume competition!
Roald Dahl Day - Dressing up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters! 2 Willy Wonka visits Year Four...
Roald Dahl Day - Dressing up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters! 3
Roald Dahl Day - Dressing up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters! 4 We had a really fun assembly!
Roald Dahl Day - Dressing up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters! 5
Roald Dahl Day - Dressing up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters! 6 Fantastic Mr Foxes!
Roald Dahl Day - Dressing up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters! 7 Oompa loompas!
Roald Dahl Day - Dressing up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters! 8

Thank you to all the parents and carers that came to our phonics workshop. This workshop gave the adults information on how they can help their child with reading.

Thank you to all the parents and carers that came to our phonics workshop. This workshop gave the adults information on how they can help their child with reading.  1
Thank you to all the parents and carers that came to our phonics workshop. This workshop gave the adults information on how they can help their child with reading.  2
Thank you to all the parents and carers that came to our phonics workshop. This workshop gave the adults information on how they can help their child with reading.  3
Thank you to all the parents and carers that came to our phonics workshop. This workshop gave the adults information on how they can help their child with reading.  4

Phonics Games

Please see hyper-links below to access free phonics resources and games to support your children's learning.

The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!

The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  1 We had so much fun learning our acting role
The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  2 and learning the songs.
The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  3 What a selfish giant!
The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  4 On our way to the beautiful garden...shhhh!
The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  5 What would happen if we ring the bell?
The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  6 The children have come to play.
The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  7
The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  8 TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED!
The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  9 Winter has arrived!
The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  10 Frost and ice are settling.
The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  11 We are so cold.
The Selfish Giant musical theatre came to SPAH!  12 The little boy has come back to the garden.

The Snow Queen visits SPAH.

What an amazing day with Jeanne Willis...Look at our Bog Babies!

A special thank you to all the Parents/Carers that came into school to read with their children.

Tony Dallas (Storyteller) - A unique blend of interactive storytelling made the stories come alive at SPAH.

We had so much fun!

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Junior assembly

This is fantastic!

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Infant assembly

Tony Dallas...The wonderful story teller!

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Infant Book Bench - Handa's Surprise

Infant Book Bench - Handa's Surprise 1 We worked very hard to come up with a design!
Infant Book Bench - Handa's Surprise 2 Great attention to detail.
Infant Book Bench - Handa's Surprise 3 It's looking good!
Infant Book Bench - Handa's Surprise 4 I'm so talented.
Infant Book Bench - Handa's Surprise 5 The end result!
Infant Book Bench - Handa's Surprise 6 And the back!
Infant Book Bench - Handa's Surprise 7 Display

The Infant children truly love the book Handa's Surprise so there was no deliberation when deciding what book to choose for the book bench. The children worked very hard to help design the bench, so many of their ideas have been included. 

 

Thank you to all the children that took part in Readathon. We have raised £450. The majority of money goes to children’s’ charities but the school also gets a small proportion of the total raised, which will be spent on books.

 

Sharing a book with your child/ren.

Thank you to all the parents that came into school to read a book with their child. 

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A fantastic World Book Week no

Michael Rosen

We were very fortunate to have Michael Rosen work with our school, St Francis de Sales, and Lancasterian during world book week. Michael Rosen shared his work through a range of performances with different age groups, including his famous story ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ and the poem ‘Chocolate Cake.’ It was a fantastic day which was enjoyed by all the children and adults.

Some footage from our day with Michael Rosen

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World Book Day Costumes

I would like to thank all the children and staff for making such a huge effort with their costumes. Many children dressed up in a traditional costume or a character from their favourite book.

John O'Leary

John O’Leary visited our school on world book day. He showed us many of the books that he has written and illustrated. He did a live drawing for the children during an assembly. John also worked with some children to create a pop-up book.

Junior Book Bench - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Junior Book Bench - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe 1 The work begins!
Junior Book Bench - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe 2 It's hard work!
Junior Book Bench - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe 3 There's still lots to do...
Junior Book Bench - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe 4 The final result!
Junior Book Bench - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe 5 And the back!
Junior Book Bench - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe 6 Display

The making of the Book Bench

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Books about Town has worked closely with our school to help bring reading to life.

A blank book bench arrived at our school and it was unveiled to the children.

Each teacher discussed potential books for the bench in order to select an overall favourite.

The clear winner was ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’.

 

 

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