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.

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.

During the month of November, we were extremely lucky to have a visit from Coventry author Aaron Ashmore. 

Aaron kindly gave up his time to come and talk to the children about being an author and gave special live readings of his books all based around Coventry themes. Our children were enthralled to listen to the book read by the author himself and the visit sparked lots of discussion about the city.  

Aaron has kindly donated copies of his 3 books for each year group’s book area and our school library. Why not take a read for yourself?

 Fiction Express is an online reading platform used in school with our Key Stage 2 readers; designed to engage children in Reading. Each half term, 3 new books are published in weekly chapters . What happens in the next chapter is completely up to the readers. Using your vote, you are able to decide where the plot goes next. The author will then bring the most popular choice to life! There are options to chat with the author, take part in online quizzes, plus lots of reading activities linked to the book too! If you are not already accessing this resource ask your teacher for a login and take a look at this exciting reading resource and the e-books books on offer. You can then choose a book to read at home too!


Poetry: October 2021

The whole school took part in this year’s National Poetry Day. This was a really successful event with classes sharing well known poems; providing opportunities to join in with a wide range of poetry focused activities and a chance to develop their recital and performance skills. It was a real joy to experience the children engaged in poetry across the school. Log onto the Microsoft TEAMS whole school page to hear the different classes across the school performing their favourite poem.