At St. Bernadette's R.C. Primary School, we aim to promote and value reading as an enjoyable activity and as a life skill.
''To develop in pupils a love of books that will not only support their learning across the Curriculum, but will also enrich their lives.''
Children have access to our school library, where there is a vast selection of books for the children to enjoy. Each class has scheduled time throughout the week where they can spend time selecting a book to take home and share.
We also have library monitors who are responsible for the upkeep of our library area and checking books in and out.
Meet our reading ambassadors!
They have been chosen for their love of reading and to share this enthusiasm with others.
Our Reading Ambassador's thoughts on reading...
"I love learning new words and their meanings"
"I love reading as it can take you anywhere and wherever you end up your're not alone, your imagination is forever with you."
"I like the different voices I can do while reading."
‘’I love reading it’s my favourite thing to do.’’
"Every time a new book comes into class, I always read it and ask other people if they’ve read it and if they’ve not I recommend it to them."
D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Time was introduced to encourage a love of reading.
During this time, children will have the opportunity to watch the teachers model good reading and practice building their independent reading stamina.
Each class has a class author. We find out all about the author's life and we encourage the children to read their works by having a selection available in our class/school library or reading one of their books together in DEAR time. Information about our class authors is shown in our inviting, engaging and child friendly areas within each classroom.
Our class authors are:
Nursery: Eric Carle
Reception: Julia Donaldson
Year 1: Colin McNaughton
Year 1/2: Anthony Browne
Year 2: Michael Rosen
Year 3: J.K. Rowling
Year 3/4: Roald Dahl
Year 4: Francesca Simon
Year 5: David Walliams
Year 5/6: Michael Morpurgo
Year 6: William Shakespeare
Every year we celebrate World Book Day in a spectacular way!
Last year, the children dressed up as their favourite book characters and spent the day sharing stories, and showcased their fabulous outfits in a parade during assembly. The staff also got actively involved by dressing up and creating a story that was shared in assembly.