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Meet the Readership Team!



The Readership Team applied for their job role, made a presentation to their class and then had an interview with Miss Wainwright. 


Who are Readership Team members?

Readership Team members love to read, read different genres and authors. They enjoy sharing books and stories with others, as well as being creative. Readership Team members promote reading across school, and they are keen to promote reading for pleasure in different ways. 


What are Readership Team members responsibilities?

  • Organise a range of book themed activities across the school
  • keep our school and class libraries up to date with new authors and books
  • Help organise author visits
  • Share book recommendations
  • Lead book fairs
  • Help organise visits to our local libraries
  • Organise book swap.


Please share your opinions about Reading with the Readership Team. Your thoughts and opinions are important to them.

Readership Team meeting

Readership Team Meeting focussing on Reading for Pleasure

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Our School Librarian Team!

Meet our school librarians! Our librarians are responsible for ensuring our Reading Room is accessible and tidy for all classes to use. They also look at the texts in the Reading Room and ensure we have a wide variety of texts for all ages. 

Y3 - Reading Bus

Year 4 had an author visit from Philip Sheppard. He shared books he had written and illustrated, and even gave us a sneak peek into the new book he’s currently working on. The children completed a draw along with Philip Sheppard, which shows we may have some future illustrators at Holy Family.

Reading- Parvana's Journey

The children in year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed immersing themselves in their new class book- Parvana's Journey. This story follows the adventures of a young girl, whose father has just died, on her way to find her mother and sisters. Take a look at what they have been working on so far.

Y3 - The Train To Impossible Places

Year 4 - World Book Day

Year 4 created 3D portraits of famous books that they have enjoyed reading. Can you recognise some of the famous titles? 

Year 1 World Book Day 2023! Year 1 really enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters this year and working together with Year 2 to create artwork for our chosen book 'The Enormous hungry crocodile.' We created a 3D crocodile's body to display in our reading room using paint, cardboard, paper and glue! We also created wooden spoon characters from the story such as crocodiles, monkeys and elephants. 

Year Two World Book Day

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This year World Book Day 2023 the theme was 'Reading for Pleasure'. As a class, in year two, we decided to focus on the story of 'The Enormous Crocodile' by Roald Dahl. We then enjoyed creating story spoons, retelling the story, crocodile pegs and using Talk for Writing to retell the story. We acted some parts of the story out and also explored the characters we had dressed up as and spent the day as those characters!

Year Two World Book Day

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Can you spot any of your favourite story characters?

EYFS children have used a range of different media to create fabulous art work. Tissue paper, wool, paint, feathers and cotton wool were all used for a purpose to create different animals linked to their chosen book. They chose 'What the Lady Bird Heard' as there reading for pleasure book linked to World Book Day 2023. New skills were taught and previous skills were applied. The childrens creations look fantastic displayed in our reading room. 

Take a look at Reception children dressed as their favourite characters for World Book Day! I'm sure you will agree, the effort these children have gone to is amazing! 

World Book Day 2023

The children throughout school have been creating wonderful pieces of artwork representing their favourite books, characters and authors to show their love of reading on World Book Day.

Take a look at their amazing work!

Holy Family Recommended Reads

FS2 enjoying the Reading Room

FS2 are already enjoying reading for pleasure. Thay have visited the reading room and looked at a range of books and chose a reading for pleasure book to share at home with their parents. 

Year 4 - KS2 Virtual Author event with poet Tomos Roberts

The children in Year 4 enjoyed the virtual Author event with poet Tomos Roberts - they asked lots of questions and listened to Tomos' answers well.

Year 6 children enjoying some important reading time at the Stainforth Library!

Year 5- Parvana's Journey

Year 5 are reading the captivating story of a young girl's journey through Afghanistan to find her family. We are really enjoying the story and the moral questions that are being raised throughout the book and can't wait to find out more!

World Book Day in FS1

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World Book Day

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Reception children celebrated the 25th anniversary of World Book Day – Our day was filled with lots of exciting, celebratory ways to promote reading for pleasure on World Book Day, and all-year round.

Children in Reception are so excited to become book worms and read their new fiction and non-fiction topic books.

Readership Team Meeting focussing on reading texts

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In Nursery, we love exploring lots of different books, we have especially enjoyed reading about dragons this half term.

Our amazing Reading Room

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Author visits

KS2 author visit

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KS2 had an author visit from the 'Happy Here' authors Joe Coelho, Clare Weze and illustrator Dorcas Magbadelo. KS2 even took part in a draw along with author, Dorcas Magbadelo.

Doncaster Storytelling Festival

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The theme for this years storytelling festival is, 'A Wonderland of Stories' Reception children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this workshop. They were introduced to new vocabulary, movement and expression. A fantastic morning had by all.

Authors in Reception

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The children have really enjoyed writing their book, 'When the Dragons Came' They took part in drama to develop their communication skills, worked collaboratively to improving their confidence and they really enjoyed editing and choosing pictures they wanted to use in their book. Children also joined in with repeated refrains and wrote sentences independently. Great work Reception!

During our learning about Chinese New Year, Reception children read simple sentences from menus and books, enjoyed class reader time and thoroughly enjoyed using a familiar book in role play.

Year One Reading Puppets

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In Year One we have enjoyed 'perfecting' our sewing skills and creating our own 'Reading Puppets'.
We used a needle and thread to sew them, which was very tricky at times, we had to demonstrate resilience!
Our reading puppets can listen to us read and help us with fluency and expression!

Reception children love reading at home with their adults, this child is getting better at reading with fluency.

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Year 6 children who have read every single day this half term were put into a prize draw; the winner, Warrent -Austin! Well done everyone and keep on reading! 

Year 4 had a wonderful time visiting the library!

Year 1 Visit the Library!

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Year 1 enjoyed a lovely walk to the library, for some of us it was the first time we had visited the library what a fantastic new experience! Each child received their own library card so that they can borrow books to enjoy reading at home.
We were amazed at the range of books and genres and shared stories together with a drink and biscuit, we will definitely be returning!

Year 5's visit to Stainforth Library

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The following photos show the Reading environment in the Year 6 classroom including our Reading Champion for Autumn 1 - Megan Lazenby! Children who read every day were placed in a Year 6 raffle and were in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize!

Year 6 - Books, books and more books...

Friday 8th October #Take10 Reading and Wellbeing

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At Holy Family we participated in the National Literacy Trust's #Take10 for Reading and Wellbeing Event. Each and every member of our school family enjoyed listening to a famous author Tom Percival and then we enjoyed taking 10 minutes to enjoy our favourite books. An event we all enjoyed...sharing our love for Reading.

Year 6 Our Audio Stories

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Are you sitting comfortably? Come and listen to Year 6's audio stories! All stories have been planned and drafted by year 6 ready to be published as an audio story, modelling good fluency and expression. Happy listening!

World Book Day 2021 - Bedtime Stories

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World Book Day took place on Thursday 4th March 2021 and this year Holy Family celebrated the importance of 'Reading Together' with our 'Bedtime Story Sharing' theme. All children attended their virtual classrooms wearing their pyjamas and bringing their favourite book ready to share. All staff attended school in their pyjamas too! To celebrate the importance of a 'book before bed' Holy Family teachers uploaded a new bedtime story on our remote learning platform 'TEAMS' every evening at 6;45pm for a week for everyone to listen too. We hope everyone enjoyed listening! All the staff, parents and children also came together via TEAMS to share a special assembly about the different reasons why a bedtime story is so important for children of all ages.
Everyone at Holy Family loves to read and we have captured this in our video. Keep reading everyone!