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Reading For Pleasure


At Our Lady and Saint Philomena’s Catholic Primary School we believe that reading is crucial for children’s development. Reading should not be seen as a chore but as pleasure to enjoy.

We've achieved the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark for stop Silver!

In order raise the profile of Reading for Pleasure we have had lots of events and we're excited to hold lots more!


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Buddy Readers are up and running, Year 4 are helping Year 2 and Year 3 are helping Year 1 to develop their reading and comprehension skills in our fabulous library. 

Every class gets time in the library this term, a chance to read with friends, discuss favourite books and take out a book on loan from our brilliant Year 5 Librarians.

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The Library has been well kept to a high standard, come and use it at lunch times. It's also had a bit of a makeover, as you can see from the photos!

Roald Dahl Day was celebrated by all, we can't believe how amazing his life was.


Keep your eyes peeled for dates for the Book Fair this year and World Book day news!



Last Year we did all these amazing activities
World Book Day came with a loud arrival from Mr Willy Wonka at assembly! Everyone's outfits looked smashing and it was a brilliant day all around the school!

National Storytelling Week was a massive success! Thank you to all the children for sharing stories with each other! An even bigger thank you to the parents who came in and shared a crafty afternoon!

World Book Night for the parents was brilliant, we hope you enjoy your free books!
We have installed an inviting and well stocked library.
There are iPads and Kindles.
Every classroom now has a reading corner.
Every child in the school had the opportunity to visit the library and to be able to become a member.
We had a Reader in Residence from The Reader organisation (an award-winning charitable social enterprise working to connect people with great literature through shared reading).
We developed a buddy reader lunch time club. Children were trained to be Reading Revolutionaries. Children in pairs share and enjoy discussing books.
We are enrolled in Ant Club, run by the Book Trust. Ant Club is designed to develop reading for pleasure in KS1.
Every child in KS2 was registered for Read 4 My School. This was a two month initiative in which children could log on to the website and gain access to hundreds of quality texts for free. The aim was to promote reading for pleasure and to read as many ebooks as possible.
We celebrated World Book Day by children and adults bringing in their favourite books to share with others.
We have an annual book fair in July in which parents and children can buy books.
In KS1 phonics workshops were held to help parents understand how they can help their children to read.

Helpful hints to support reading at home.

Reading Rockets!


You may have heard your child talk about reading lots more books this term, well this is because we're holding a challenge in school.


Reading Rockets are present in every classroom.


Children must read 5 Home Reader books and have this recorded in their Reading Record. They can use their bookmark to keep track.


Every 5 books means they move up the rocket, they get their Reading Record signed by a teacher of their choice, and if they get to 50+ there will be a special prize! (Watch this space)


Let the challenge begin!

Roald Dahl Virtually Live!

Our Fantastic Library

Reading Buddies enjoy the sunshine