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Starbooks for the Summer term!

Now that the weather is getting warmer, Starbooks is changing. Instead of hot chocolate, you will receive a milkshake (chocolate or strawberry) and you can keep adding all of those toppings just like before. Find out more below.


World Book Day 2024 - 7th March


This year, the theme is 'Read your way.' Have a look at the books you can get with your tokens.



Starbooks is back! If you read 3 times a week at home, you will receive a hot chocolate at break time on Friday morning. The more you read, the more toppings you can add such as cream and marshmallows. If you read every week, you will get a hot chocolate and a cake on the final week!

Find out more about Starbooks

Book news


Have a look at some new releases and books, that have been nominated for awards. 

Reading at home

10 Top Tips For Parents To Support Children To Read

Have a look at what we have been doing in school to celebrate reading

National Poetry Day 2023


To celebrate National Poetry Day, each year group focused on a particular poet and read a range of poems before having a go at writing their own.


In Year 3, the chairs decided that they had had enough and they went on strike, so they got together to write poems to ask for the chairs to return from strike and they also performed their poetry.


In Year 4, the children write poems about making excuses based on Allan Ahlberg's poem. They also wrote some poems, linked to their Egyptian topic.


In Year 5, the children worked together to create a poem based on Neil Gaiman's poem - 'What You Need To Be Warm'.


In Year 6, the children were introduced to a range of poets before focusing on 'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll. We explored what the poem was about and tried to understand the nonsense words before creating a new creature to write about such as the Swishin-a-bob and the Cerbatops.

World Book Day 2023


This year, to celebrate World Book Day and our 'Albany adventure' to Twycross Zoo, each year group read an animal themed book and completed lots of great activities.

Which book will you choose?

World Book Day 2022

This year was the 25th anniversary of World Book Day! Hopefully, you managed to get your free book, using your World Book Day token. 




We found out more about some of the authors and where they got their ideas from.

Year 3 work all about Roald Dahl

Year 4 created books based on 'The Getaway' by Ed Vere.

Year 5 created non-fiction books about rainforests.

Year 6 created books all about World War 2.

Pyjamarama day

We celebrated pyjamarama day by coming to school dressed in our pyjamas! Everyone had a great day and took part in book making activities. Our book sale was really popular.

National Poetry Day


To celebrate National Poetry Day on 1st October, we held a poetry morning. Each year group explored poems written by famous poets such as Edward Lear, Kit Wright, Michael Rosen, Wilfred Owen and Allan Ahlberg. We found out about poetry techniques, including rhyme, personification and similes. To end the morning, everyone had a go at writing their own poems, inspired by a famous poets. Have a look at some of the amazing work in the pictures below.


Year 3 - The Magic Box (Kit Wright)

Year 4 - Don't (Michael Rosen)

Year 5 - The Owl and the Pussy Cat (Edward Lear)

Year 6 - Please Mrs Butler (Allan Ahlberg)