Our visit from the book fair is an exciting time for children and families to explore and purchase new books. Staff are always on hand to recommend suitable titles. The school benefits from every purchase made so additional books can be bought for our school libraries.
Father Christmas Visit
At Christmas time, all children receive a visit from Santa to wish them a Happy Christmas and to receive a special gift of an engaging book to hook their interest and to add to their home reading collections.
World Book Day
We celebrate World Book Day by taking part in additional reading and book related activities throughout the day, covering all subject areas which feed children’s imagination. Even maths challenges are centred around reading. Children love to share their favourite books and talk about their favourite authors.
Year 6 Leavers
Children leaving Christ Church are presented with a Children’s Bible at our church celebration to keep and cherish alongside happy memories of our school.
Throughout the Year
Children may be chosen to receive a ‘Praise Certificate’ for their achievements in reading. These are presented in a celebration class assembly every week.
‘Moving Up’ certificates and ‘Responsible Reader’ certificates are presented half termly for those children progressing through a reading stage or showing qualities of a responsible reader at home or in school.
Once a month, a child from each phase receives a special ‘Reader of the Month’ certificate which is celebrated in class. This award can be gained through reading within any subject area.
Children who have excelled in reading throughout a term may be chosen to receive a ‘Headteacher’s Award’ for their progress or attainment. This is presented termly.
Stay and Learn Parent Workshops
Parents are invited into school to learn about our phonics and reading curriculum within a reading workshop. Classes talk about the importance of reading for pleasure, how we teach reading in school and reading at home.
We invite a children’s author or poet into school annually. This is a fantastic experience for children to feel inspired and to learn from writers themselves!
Class Libraries and Competitions
Each class has their own class library with a wide range of books on offer. Children are welcome to browse their libraries and select books to read for pleasure. Class libraries run their own competitions and challenges throughout the year for children to participate in.