Reading Buddies

On Friday afternoons, year 1 share books with reading buddies in year 5 or year 6.

Reading Week – Bedtime Stories

More than 90 children came in to school on Tuesday evening, 17 November, for bedtime stories in their classrooms. They were read to by Mr White, Mrs Gadston and Mr Wollen, while their parents heard a talk from Mrs Meteau on reading, as well as attending the book fair in the hall. Thank you to members of the Friends of St Mary’s for making the hot chocolate.

Book Week 2015


Here are details of some of the events taking place during our Book Week.

Scholastic Book Fair in the hall daily from Tuesday 17th – Friday 20th November @ 3.15pm; an opportunity to stock up for Christmas! If you would like to volunteer to help at the Book Fair for half an hour on any of the days, please see Mrs Meteau.

Bedtime Stories (for the children). Tuesday 17th November 5.30-6.15pm.To highlight the importance of sharing stories together, the staff would like to invite their classes to come into school in their pyjamas and dressing gowns and share a story with them! Mums and Dads will be provided with a coffee in the hall and an opportunity to shop at the book fair in private while the children can enjoy a hot chocolate with their story. Teddies welcome!

Reception & Year 1 –Year 1 class

Year 2 & 3 -Year 3 class

Year 4, 5 & 6 –Year 4 class

Parents’ Reading Information – Tuesday 17th November 5.30 – A brief information talk about reading.

Wednesday 18th – Book Character Day – Dress up as a character from your favourite book for the day.

Shared Reading – through the week children will be sharing books with children from other classes

Christmas Readathon – we will launch this during the week and it involves a range of activities linked to reading for you to enjoy at home. More details will follow with the Readathon leaflet.

English Buddy Time

Buddy Time?

Friday afternoon is buddy time!

Everyone gets the chance to share books or their writing with their buddy.  We all help each other learn and find out what children in other year groups have been writing about. 

Bedtime Stories

A big thank you to the PTA and helpers, and to Mrs Meteau, Mrs Gadston, Mrs Harwood and Mr Wollen for a super half-hour of bedtime stories. More than seventy children braved the grizzly weather and enjoyed fairy-light-lit classrooms, stories and hot chocolate.