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Reading for Pleasure

Every Friday in school, we have a reading and reflection session. This session is designed to get our children interested in a wide range of books and texts.

During this session, children will have the opportunity to read a book of their choice, listen to the class teacher share a book, comic or newspaper or hear a recommendation from their class mates!

Teachers will also be recommending stories to children that they have read too. 

A guide to reading with your child

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Recommended reads!

Mr Gillespie's book recommendation:


My absolute favourite children's book without question is Julia Donaldson's book : What the Ladybird heard? This was the first book I brought my daughter when she was born. I have so many personal memories associated with this book. I must have read it thousands of times to the point where I practically know every word!! because of this book my daughter developed a real love of reading becoming an avid reader. My youngest daughter now loves this book too and realllllly gets involved when it comes to the farm animal noises (probably to the annoyance of our neighbour!!!) The book also shows that the littlest thing can make the biggest difference. 

Mr Burke's book recommendation:

This is my favourite book because it is a book in a book and it has a surprise funny ending.

Mrs Mitchell's recommendation is:



This is one of my favourite books; the rhymes are really funny and make me laugh every time!