This week has seen the launch of our after-school library sessions for pupils whose year group do not already have an allocated lunchtime library session. It has been wonderful to see the children come into the school, choose a book to borrow and it take home to read. Our library is open after school 3:30p.m. – 4:00p.m. Please collect your child as normal from their classroom door and walk around to the front entrance of the school to gain entry into the library. The allocated sessions are:

Mondays – Reception Groups

Tuesdays- Year One

Thursdays – Year Two

Fridays – Year Three

If you are unsure which day your year group’s lunchtime session is on, then take a look at the library class timetable below.

Library Class Timetable.doc


Take part in our newest event: The Who’s Who? Quiz, for a chance to win a £10 book gift voucher. Your child will have been sent home with the recording sheet today. All you need to do is look at the World Book Day Staff Photo sheet attached, look at each numbered photograph, identify the staff member and the character that they are and hand your completed sheets back to your teacher with £1 to enter on Monday 7th March. Unfortunately, any entries after Tuesday 8th March will not be counted. 

WBD Competition Photos.pdf

Who’s Who Quiz sheet.docx


Just a reminder that we will celebrating World Book Day in school on Thursday 3rd March. 
For a donation of £1, children can come into school dressed as a well-known children’s story book character. There will also be a ‘free to enter’ poster competition to promote children’s favourite book titles. Posters will be displayed in our school library and there will be a small prize for the winning entries. There will also be a family ‘guess the staff and story character’ competition. This will be a photo competition where you will need to identify the members of staff and the story character that they are dressed up as. This competition will be sent home after World Book Day and will cost £1 to enter. The first correct winning entry pulled out of the hat for each key stage will win a £10 book voucher. 

National Storytelling Week

There were lots of lovely reading activities that took place in school during National Storytelling Week, with children from across the school reading and telling stories both indoors and out at our Forest School Site. Year 4 created some lovely artwork too linked to their story telling theme based on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. 


WORLD BOOK DAY 2022 is on Thursday 3rd March this year with the theme: ‘YOU ARE A READER!’
Once again, every child in school will receive a £1 book voucher that they can redeem for one of the new 2022 books on offer.  Please see the link below to preview the official World Book Day official £1 books and campaign reveal.

To celebrate the event this year, the school council have come forward with some lovely and original ideas from across the school. We are encouraging children and staff to come into school that day, dressed up as a story book character for a £1 donation. We would also like the children to bring in a favourite book on the day to take part in being a superstar reader to the rest of their class. In addition, there will be lots of exciting activities and competitions taking place to ensure that the children have a fun filled day!
Further details will follow, nearer the event. 

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30th January – 6th February

This week, in school, we are celebrating National Storytelling week. The children will be discovering the enjoyment of storytelling and how storytelling can help them to read with a storyteller’s voice. Can you remember favourite stories from your own childhood? If so, have fun passing the story onto your child or simply enjoy the experience of sharing a book together.

Microsoft TEAMS

We will now be uploading Year 2 weekly homework onto our Year 2 TEAMS page. You will find each week’s homework in a homework file by clicking on the files tab at the top of the page and then by clicking on class materials. The current week’s homework folder will be pinned at the top for easy access. If you are unsure of your child’s login details for TEAMS then do not hesitate to email your child’s class teacher.

Mrs Sweet / Mrs Davis:

Mrs Dalton:

Miss Bates:

Year 2 Head Teacher Awards can also be found on our Year 2 Microsoft TEAMS page. Take a look and find out who have named as our Year 2 superstars this week!

WRH 1 Minute Maths

White Rose Hub have released a new app aimed at keys stage 1 which looks at practising basic skills of, addition, subtraction and subitising. Each activity is only one minute and it is free to download! A fun way to improve your mental recall! Why not give it a go!

Don’t forget that we also have TT Rockstars and Numbots; other, fun ways, to improve your mathematical recall of known facts! You will find your login details for these 2 games, on the inside cover of your reading diary.

100 Books to read before leaving primary school

Coundon Primary is proud to present an exciting, new ‘top 100 books to read before leaving primary school’ reading challenge, starting in the new year. Getting our children involved in this unique challenge is an ideal way for our school to promote reading for pleasure.

Read our information pack below to find out more about how to sign up to the challenge and take a look at the top 100 fiction books list, all children should read before leaving primary school, compiled by TES and the National Association for the Teaching of English.