Reading at St. Anne’s

National Story-telling week

We have been celebrating National Story-telling week at school. Nursery and Reception have been looking at traditional fairy tales. Year 1-3 have been sharing their favourite stories with each other. Year 4 wrote some fabulous poems inspired by the poem I am a Roman Soldier. The QR code link shares their video. Year 5 have been writing their own jumbled fairy tales. Year 6 have been writing extracts from their class book, Wonder.

Our children are enjoying story time in school and have been recommending stories to each other through our new Netflix-inspired display on the corridors. 

Reading partnerships 


Choosing a book with my child…

Dear families,

We are thrilled to see so many children reading both in school and at home this year and have been promoting a love of reading at St. Anne’s this half term. We now have a very special “Netflix” inspired display in the corridors to help your children see recommended reads and pick out books and will be presenting special reading certificates in the final celebration assembly of each term.

However, we appreciate it can be difficult when choosing a book with your child at home, when visiting libraries or book shops, so I wanted to point you in the direction of Books for Topics. This website suggests books by age group, topic your child is interested in, lesson, season etc. It also suggests Book of the Month, new releases, Top-Notch Non-fiction and children’s magazines.

I hope this website can be useful to you when choosing books and stories to share with your children and that we can continue to build a community of curious and imaginative readers. We know that reading transpires directly into our writing too, developing our vocabulary and creativity and we are aiming to see a love of reading evident in the writing we produce together too.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can support you when reading together with your children.

Kind regards,

Miss Ames