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Literacy at Old Basford School

2019 - 2020

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Things we are looking forward to this year...

Reading with the residents at Clover Green

World Book Day

A new group of

A new group of librarians

Pairing up Reading Champions

Chris White visiting termly throughout the year 

Our first Book Fair which begins on Thursday 28th November

Using the Spelling Shed website to help us learn our weekly spellings



Our Memories of...



Visit from Chris White (OBS Patron of Reading) for Careers Day

On Friday 3rd May we had a super day finding out about different careers and thinking about what we might like to be when we grow up. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from Chris White, our Patron of Reading. All of the children from F2 to Year 5 spent some time with Chris, finding out about how he became an author and illustrator and they even had the chance to have a go at doing some illustrating themselves!


Book Fair

At the beginning of May we held our first book fair of 2019. Thank you to everyone who visited us and bought a book, we hope you are enjoying reading it. All of the money raised from the book fair will go towards buying new books for school. Our next book fair will begin on Thursday 28th November.


Shakespeare Week

We had a fantastic week learning about Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet just before the Easter holiday. Every year group took part in a variety of different activities on a Shakespearian theme, including drama, writing and art. Lots of fun was had by everybody!

The photo below is of Year 2, who are wearing the masks they made during Shakespeare week, while dancing at their ball.


Reading with the residents of Clover Green

On Friday 22nd March, children from Key Stage 2 went to read with the residents who live at Clover Green. They had a fabulous time sharing books together and even had the pleasure of joining in a with a sing along accompanied by a live band. We look forward to visiting them again soon.


Handwriting Heroes

We are encouraging all the children to try their best with their handwriting and we have a new display in school showcasing the work with our best and most improved handwriting! The children whose work is chosen for the display also get to take our school bell on tour around school while showing everyone their beautiful work.


World Book Day

We had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March. The children dressed up as their favourite book characters and shared their favourite books from home with their friends. We had a poetry theme for the day and really enjoyed learning about different poems. On the Friday, we had a celebration assembly where each year group performed part of their poems that they'd been learning. We had a brilliant day all round!


RED (Read Every day) January

To kick start the new year, throughout January, we set the children the challenge to read every day. They all had a RED January chart to record their reads on and over 200 children managed to complete the challenge, which is amazing! Well done children!


Chris White

Chris White, our Patron of Reading, visited us on Thursday 29th November. We really enjoyed seeing him again and loved his whole school assembly, as always it made us laugh a lot! The children in Year 5 and Year 6 were also lucky enough to work with him. We look forward to seeing him again soon.



Reading Champions and Librarians

Our reading champions and librarians are busy sharing their love of reading with the rest of the school. Make sure you ask them for recommendations of good books.  


Book Benches and the Hoodwinked Trail
Well done to all of the children who completed parts of the Hoodwinked trail over the summer holidays. We are now very pleased to have our book bench back at school and pride of place in our library.


We were blown away by Mia and Franklin, who over the summer holidays visited every robin and every book bench! They have each made a beautiful scrap book to document the fun they had, they are fantastic! Here are some photos...