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World Book Day 2019

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We recently celebrated World Book Day 2019 around the theme - 'Curl up with a book' - to promote and encourage bed time reading. To make this day special all the children (and adults) came to school in their pyjamas. The day started with an extra special breakfast club and then we welcomed Harry Heape the author of Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest. We hope you enjoy our Photostory!

Reading is one of our highest priorities at St Anthony's with our progress in 2018 significantly above average. Take a look and see what our curriculum for reading includes.


As part of our Reading Curriculum in 2019 all our children are exposed to:


  • Guided reading or novel study lessons.
  • English lessons with a focus on reading.
  • KS1 and FS Story sessions.
  • Individual reading experiences.
  • Visits to our two in school libraries weekly by all classes using our electronic library systems.
  • World Book Day annually with a focus on reading.
  • Year 1 family learning with a reading based focus for parents and carers as well as Year 1.
  • Year 6 Keeping up with the kids reading parent and child sessions in the Spring term. 
  • All classes visit our local library termly.

Reading Day takes place annually as reading is high status in our school

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Reading together at St.Anthony's!

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