Gunness and Burringham CofE Primary School

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Our Value for this half term is Friendship "A friend loves all of the time" Proverbs Ch 17v 17


Reading at Gunness and Burringham C of E Primary School



At Gunness and Burringham Primary School, reading is an integral part of the school curriculum where we aim to create fluent readers with a love of reading.

All children are encouraged to read at least three times a week at home to allow them to practise their reading skills, broaden their Knowledge and further promote their love of reading.
In the Foundation Stage, children have access to a wide range of high quality, multi-sensory reading resources. Through daily story times, rhymes and the continuous indoor and outdoor provision, children are immersed in a language-rich environment.
In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One reading is taught through the Read, Write, Inc Programme which incorporates shared, guided and individual activities. Children each have reading books from the matching book-banded scheme and are encouraged to borrow topic books from the library to share at home. 



The Foundation Stage and Key Stage One are equipped with a reading area, where children can read for pleasure.

Links with the Imagination Library are also promoted with monthly reading sessions for parents and children under 5 led by our Nursery Nurse. 
In Years 2 to Year 6, all children have access to a high quality reading scheme which is colour banded matched to National expectations and age-related expectations.



Children continue to take home reading books and library books and have access to a range of high quality books in the classroom, which are chosen from the National recommended reading lists. 

Our school continuously promotes a love of reading through engaging, age-appropriate class texts which the children read together and which are linked to termly class topics. These texts also link to English sessions.

At Gunness and Burringham, we also encourage the use of the local library service which comes to school every three weeks in order to allow the children a further selection of books to enjoy in addition to those in school. 





"I loved the Varjak Paw book, the ending was fantastic. I bought the book for me to read at home"

EC Yr4


"I loved Ruby's Worry, it made me sad but then happy!"



"I really liked the Mary Anning Little People Big Dream book, it linked to science perfectly!"

OF Yr 3


"I really like it when we have reading time at school, the library has so many books in it, I could all day long!" 
GF Yr 2




Imagination Library


Children from birth to five in North Lincolnshire are entitled to free books. Sign up for these books and they will be posted through your letterbox!




World Book Day

The children have enjoyed taking part in a variety of different activities for a week to celebrate our love of books and reading

All children have loved choosing new books to enjoy from our swap box and eagerly participated in the designing and making of class cakes based on their favourite books.

They have painted their own pebbles to represent their own favourite character and have taken part in the fancy dress day. 
As well as this, the children have been challenged to guess the characters who came to lunch and have been excited to take part in a scavenger hunt around the village to find, read and share hidden books. 

We now look forward to hearing what they think of their new books. 

Author Visits

The children love to meet and talk to authors who visit us in school.