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Celebrating Literacy at OBS

Welcome to Literacy 2021- 2022

Meet the Literacy Team:


Mrs Whitehead- Writing Lead              Mrs Priddy Reading Lead

We are the Literacy Team. Mrs Whitehead Leads writing across school and Miss Priddy leads reading across school. We are very fortunate to have some wonderful readers and writers at Old Basford School. Please take a look at our page below for updates on Literacy and to celebrate our talented students. 

Talk for Writing

As you may already know, we believe strongly in developing enthusiastic, creative, independent writers at Old Basford School. To support this vision, we made the exciting decision to adopt the Talk for Writing approach last year. Staff received some fantastic training on this and since that point, we have never looked back! We are now in our second year of this journey and the quality of our writing and the teaching the children are receiving is just fantastic. Here is a little taste of some of our writing from F2-Y6 from Autumn 1. Please share in our success and watch some of our talented children in action: 

F2 - Mikey retells his version of the story of 'We are Going on a Bear Hunt', this time 'We are going on a Woolly Mammoth Hunt'!

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Y1 - Nathan - Listen to Nathan tell you how to make the perfect super hero cape, super!

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Y2 - Isabelle-Melanie - Listen to Isabelle read her persuasive 'wanted poster', delightful!

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Y3 - Jacob - Have a listen to Jacob telling you his own suspense story based on 'The Stone Age Boy', gorgeous!

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Y4 - James - Listen to James tell you his descriptive story based on 'The Iron Man', excellent!

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Y5- Elinor - Listen to Elinor read her warning tale, what a treat!

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Y6 - TfW.mp4

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Our Memories of


We raised a fantastic £236 for BookTrust from Pyjamarama Day. Well done everybody!

Pyjamarama Day - Friday 14th May

Come dressed in your pyjamas and raise money for reading books for children who can't afford them at home. There will be lots of fun activities planned in classes that morning, all around READING!

OBS Poetry Competition - Enter Now!

Closing Date Friday 14th May

'Read One Get One Free'

Take a look at some of our first winners, who are taking full advantage of the limited-time only offer. Remember if you read one, you get one free! Who will reach that pot of gold first?


World Book Day #OldBasfordSuperhero

The day was a huge success! The children loved our bespoke assembly and workshops with the very talented Chris White. Take a look at some of our photos, lots of fun had by all! 

World Book Day Winners

Take a look at our winners for 'Best Book', 'Best Cape', 'Best Story Den'.

World Book Day 4th March 2021

Online Reading

There are so many wonderful resources online when reading at home, please take a look at the letter below to see all some excellent websites offering free access to a whole library of books.



Reading Rainbow


Since the launch of our new 'Reading Rainbow' scheme, we have asked each child from Y1-Y6 to design a certificate for each of the colour bands in the rainbow. I am delighted to announce we have one winner from each year group, please watch the video to find out who!

Reading Rainbow Announcement

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