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Reading at Rosedale


At Rosedale we aim to promote a reading culture across the school. As well as teaching children how to read we want them to enjoy reading and read for pleasure. On this page you'll see some of the things we do in school to promote reading.



MyON Guide for Parents

Author Visit


We had a great visit from Malcolm J Hogan, author of the Granny Norbag series of books. Malcolm shared his books and talked about his work as an author in an assembly and then we were able to buy signed copies of the Granny Norbag books. 

Visits to Scawthorpe Library


Every Monday a different class visits Scawthorpe Library. We sent out forms to encourage children to join the library if they weren't already members and we had nearly 100 forms sent back. Children bring their library cards on their visits and are able to borrow a book from the library which they then take back to the library with their parents. 

Our Libraries

100 Books To Read in Each Key Stage


Click the links below to download lists of recommended books for each key stage. We have got a lot of these books in school already and are in the process of buying more so that we'll have every book on each list. These can be found on displays in the Infant Hall and the Junior Shared Area for children to borrow. 

Class Story


The last 15 minutes of every day is our class story time where teachers read a story to the class. The stories that we are reading are displayed outside our classroom. 

Author of the Term


Our Author of the Term is Julia Donaldson for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and Dick King-Smith for Key Stage 2. We had assemblies about these authors and we're encouraged to read books by these authors. Children can come up in Achievement Assembly to talk about a book they've read by either of the Authors of the Term and will receive a certificate for doing so. 

Buddy Reading


Every Friday afternoon classes get together to read with each other. Classes are paired up and sometimes the older children read stories to the younger children and sometimes the younger children read their reading book to the older children, who are able to support them with their reading. This is always a fun time of the week as children love working with children from other year groups and it really promotes reading for pleasure. 

Reading Swap Shop by Grace R and Sienna


IF YOU READ A BOOK AND DO NOT ENJOY THE BOOK YOU CAN COME AND SWAP IT AT OUR SWAP SHOP. They are in Key Stage 1 hall and in Key Stage Two Shared Area. There are fantastic, brilliant books that you can enjoy. Bring in a book that you do not really like but somebody may enjoy the book who especially likes books. Even if you bring one book, you can only take one. There are books that you can get lost in.



World Book Day - by Shannon, Y6

On Thursday 7th of March 2019, Rosedale Primary School celebrated World Book Day. Many children came dressed as their favourite book characters. We have enjoyed a variety of activities including a hunt for Where’s Wally and a quiz about popular books. Y6 had a hunt before dinner and Y3, Y4 and Y5 had theirs during dinnertime. The prize for finding Wally was a delicious chocolate Freddo.

Eboni and Shamila in Y6 were interviewed about World Book Day.

“It’s quite fun because you get to learn new things about books and getting to dress up”. Everyone took part, we hope you enjoyed reading this article.

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