As a school we have been working hard together to achieve the Silver Reading Quality Mark. Last week 4th July we were awarded the Silver Quality Mark thanks to all of the hard work of our staff and children.

In school we teach daily phonics using Letters and Sounds , in Reception we teach children how to read using the Floppy’s Phonics scheme and also Phonics Bug. From this children are introduced to Oxford Reading Tree scheme of books, here they get to  meet new characters such ans Chip, Biff and Kipper, the books are short, fun and interesting to read. As your child moves on into the juniors they will start to read Treetops and Project X books, here they will meet characters such as X-Bot and read about mini missions involving Professor X.

See what our classes are reading this half term with the Whole School Read.

Stuck for a Book?

This is our new web page called ‘Stuck for a Book?’ Here you will find reviews on lot’s of brilliant reads. Miss Burns, our English Lead, runs a weekly book club where our reading ambassadors read for fun and then make recommendations based on what they have read. Keep looking for some teacher reviews too!

Cloud Busting

Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman

This is a fantastic story that is written from start to finish in verse. It is both funny and sad and makes you think carefully about friendship and how important it is. I strongly recommend this book to readers of all ages!

Miss Kelly Y6 Teacher

Looking Glass Girl

The Looking Glass Girl

I would recommend this book to everyone, it made me happy, sad, shocked and excited all at the same time.  If you like reading and getting lost in enchanted stories then this is the book for you.  This story is filled with many wonders and mysteries.  Read Looking Glass Girl if you don’t want to miss out on an incredible story.

Laila Scott Reading Ambassador

Percy Jackson and Lightening

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is a modern myth.  It is set in modern times but has all the gods and goddesses of the ancient times.  Percy has been expelled from more schools than he has had hot dinners and he doesn’t really know why.  When his maths teacher tries to kill him in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and one of the teachers throws him a sword,(which he knows how to use!!) Percy discovers that he is not like other children.  He is the son of a God.  There follows a quest in which Percy and his friends must retrieve Zeus’s Lightning Bolt before war breaks out on Mount Olympus.

If you like your books a bit on the supernatural side ( like me ), then this is for you.

Mrs Hurst: Reading Leader and Maniacal Reader


All of our classes have been taking part in web page making this half term. Each class chose an author and created a web page packed full of information on them. Take a look at some of our pages using the links below.

Year 1EB Web Page Jill Murphy (opens in a new page)