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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hillcrest Road, Dudley

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Archive for the ‘Reading’ Category

Year 6 Reading

Friday, 26 May 2023

With the weather getting better our Year 6 children are enjoying time to read and enjoy books outside! Well done Year 6!

World Book Day

Thursday, 2 March 2023

We’ve had great fun taking part in World Book Day today! Fantastic costumes have been worn by children and staff!

Reading Exchange

Monday, 21 November 2022

We are pleased to share the launch of our book exchange!
At the front of the school there is a small wooden cupboard which contains books that children can borrow and read and then return them for someone else to enjoy! If you have books you no longer read at home please donate them for others to enjoy!

Outdoor Reading

Friday, 18 November 2022

The children are really enjoying our outdoor reading opportunities!

Reading Shed

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Today we launched the Reading Shed! A place where children can access and enjoy books outside during break and lunchtimes.  The children were so excited and even helped to set it up!

World Book Day

Friday, 5 March 2021

Nursery playing – name that story!

On Friday 5th March we celebrated World Book Day! All of the classes had a book focussed lesson & some classes shared their favourite stories! On Monday the children will all receive a World Book Day book to take home along with a book token towards other books they wish to buy!

Reading Competition!

Friday, 6 March 2020

Our reading display!

On Friday 6th March during our merit assembly we congratulated the winners of our latest Reading Competition – Reading in Unusual Places.

We had SO many entries and Dr Matusiak-Varley had a wonderful time looking through all of the entries!

Dr Matusiak-Varley found it very difficult to choose the winners as the photos were all so fantastic, but she managed to award first, second and third places.

We have displayed all of the entries in school so they can be enjoyed by everyone!

Celebrating World Book Day

Thursday, 5 March 2020

All dressed up!

On Thursday 5th March we took part in celebrating World Book Day by coming to school dressed as our favourite books, cartoon or story heroes!

The children (and the adults) looked wonderful all dressed up and took part in lots of reading and book activities during the day!

Well done everyone for taking part!

Ready to Read Competition

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Are you ready?

On Thursday 13th February we launched our Ready to Read Competition in school!

The competition is easy to enter and there are three prizes on offer: a £10 gift voucher, £5 gift voucher and some chocolate!

All children have to do to enter is to ask their parents or carers to take a photograph of them reading in an unusual place – the more unusual the better – and the top three most unusual places win a prize!

The closing date to enter is Friday 28th February and we can’t wait to see some fantastic photos!

EYFS Story Morning

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Sharing stories together!

On Wednesday 12th February the children form Nursery and Reception invited their parents to join them in school to read some stories together.

Lots of parents were able to attend and share lots of books and stories with their children.  The children – and parents – also learned some actions to the story the children are focusing on in the classroom!

Everyone had a lovely start to the morning!