Gunness and Burringham CofE Primary School

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Our Value for this half term is Respect. "Do to others what you would have them do to you" Matthew 7:12


Reading Ambassadors - Holly House Easter 2024

World Book Day 2024

Reading Ambassadors sharing their love of reading with residents at Lindsay Lodge Hospice December 2023

Sharing our love of reading with the community at Lindsey Lodge Hospice.


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. 


Meet our Reading Ambassadors...


Our Reading Ambassadors are children that have a particular love for reading, these children will work with other children across the school to support and share their skills and love for reading.


Our Reading Ambassors




"I love reading because I learn facts in books and I get lost in a fantasy world." EB Year 5


"I love reading because when I read, it empties my mind of everything else and I love the harder words because I like challenges." EB Year 6


" I like comedy because it makes me laugh and brings me joy!" PW Year 4


"I love all of our wildlife books because I am a wildlife person and they hook me in." GA Year 5




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!




Class Reading

This term the Foundation class are reading:



This term, Year 1 and 2 are reading            



Year 3 and 4 are reading:



Year 5 and 6 are enjoying reading:

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

The children have loved choosing new books to enjoy from our book swap each day and eagerly participated in the creation of our very own school poetry book and school story, 'Luna's Adventure.' 
As well as this, the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were invited in to spend time in school enjoying some of the books from our school library.

Parents and children in Foundation and KS1, spent the afternoon with the amazing Sarah Tipler from the Imagination Library.

Reading Ambassadors organised and led activities each lunchtime to share their love of reading with all of the children in school- making potato book characters, bookmarks, superheroes and villains and book front covers.

This year, we have also been lucky enough to work with two authors during this week.

L.D. Lapinski came in to school to work with KS2 helping us to create our own dreams and nightmares.

Joseph Coelho showed the whole school how to create one word poems with long titles.


This is what World Book Day is all about!   Foundation enjoying our book swap   The fantastic Joseph Coelho

Lulu's Adventure: Our World Book Day Story!

Our School Story!

Library Van

We are very excited as we now have the Scunthorpe library van coming in to school every three weeks to ensure that children have a vast array of exciting reading books at their disposal to enjoy at home. 



Reading at home

Reading with your child at home is so important and helps to build a love for reading at a young age. We have worked hard to build our library up to ensure children have new, engaging texts to read at a level appropriate for them and, after discussions with the children, have bought new books for all classrooms. We are also very excited to have received 200 brand new books from Bookmark to supplement our library area and classrooms. 


All children in school are encouraged to read at least three times a week with an adult and children's reading is celebrated every week with messages to parents and a reading treat every Friday morning.

Thank you to all parents for reading with your child: it really does make a difference! 



We love reading so much that staff even give up their weekends to attend the incredible No Limits Festival!


We set up our own "Book Gazebo" and shared our love for books.

47% of our children attended with their families to see their wonderful work and share their love of reading!




Our Reading Pledge 



We are so excited that we have become part of Lincolnshire's Reading Pledge and have achieved the bronze award, to ensure that every child, regardless of their background, needs or abilities, becomes a confident, fluent and enthusiastic reader.


Reading with your child








We enjoy meeting REAL LIFE AUTHORS!



Hannah Gold


Some of us met Onjali Rauf but we were so star struck that forgot to take a photo!