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St Nicholas C of E Primary School East Challow

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Reading For Pleasure

At St Nics we consider helping children to develop a love of reading and sharing our reading passions with them, a vital part of what we do.  Alongside inspiring children to be authors and understand more about the writing process, by enabling children to meet such authors such as Mini Grey, Richard O'Neil and Charlotte Guillain, we schedule a variety of events to celebrate the love of reading. 


Our Reading Cafe event, where children got to taste a whole host of new and wonderful children's books, was a real hit, as is our regular Bears and Books at Bedtime event, where children come back to school in their pjs to listen to bedtime stories.  Alongside this, I recommend new and classic books each month through the monthly book list and now our monthly Reading Newsletter, listed below, which aims to connect children and families with the wonderful array of authors and children's books out there.  Last year and this year, we gifted each child a book at Christmas, to help ensure that all children have a lovely book to read over the holiday.  We work hard to ensure that the books we share in the classroom and recommend for sharing at home are high quality, interesting, diverse and inclusive, to help children to both see themselves in books and also to provide a window for them onto the wider world.


Nicole Winter, English Coordinator

St Nics Reading Newsletter, now Incorporating The Book of the Month List

Following on from the positive feedback about my monthly Book of the Month List, I have now expanded the monthly reading list into a full reading newsletter. The monthly book list, which recommends children's books for each year groups, could be new books, or old classics, but they are all books I think you will enjoy sharing at home. I have now state where I have my own copy of the book available to lend out, so just email and ask if you would like to borrow one. In addition to the monthly recommendations,  in the newsletter I provide updates on reading across the school and include author spotlight information on popular authors to keep you updated all on things reading!


I hope you enjoy the new Reading Newsletter

Miss Winter

St Nics English Coordinator

New Monthly St Nic's Reading Newsletters



Be a Bookworm!


Lose yourself in a good book!

 If you read any good children's books and would

like to recommend them for inclusion in subsequent

months lists, that would be great.