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Reading for Pleasure

Autumn 2 reading for pleasure newsletter

Please see below for a copy of the second Autumn term newsletter by Mrs Priddy. Remember to let her know if you try any of the recommended books

December book advent

Throughout the month of December Mrs Duffin spread some reading cheer by giving a book a day away to one lucky child in school. Please see some photos below! 

12 days of Christmas reading challenge

Can you read 12 different things over the Christmas holidays? Find a copy of the reading challenge for you to have a go at throughout the month of December! Anyone who completes the reading challenge will receive a whole proud pound! 1 lucky person from each class will also be chosen to get a book to keep.

Book fair update

We were overwhelmed by the support for our book fair this half term. The proceeds have raised over an incredible £650 which will go straight towards buying more books for our school!

Mrs Priddy will be asking each class to choose some books for their class library in the new year.

Thank you for helping us to raise so much money!


Dolly Parton's Big Reading challenge 2021

On Monday 22nd November councillor Woodings came to visit Old Basford School to share some stories with our KS1 children. We loved listening to her favourite stories and we found out more about the Big Reading challenge.

Reading for pleasure assembly

Mrs Priddy's assembly was all about reading for pleasure. You can find a copy of the important messages shared on the PDF below :) 

Celebrate reading at our Book Fair!


The Scholastic Book Fair will be arriving at Old Basford School on the 23rd November, with hundreds of new children’s books to browse and buy. Prices start from £2.99


When: Tuesday 23rd November till Monday 29th November

3:20pm – 3:45pm

Where: The back hall


We will also be selling some of our unused classroom books to raise money for new books for school. We will be asking for either a 20p or 50p donation for these books.



Don’t forget that every book you buy can help us get FREE BOOKS for our school library!




Nottingham Contemporary Better Books

We were incredibly lucky at Old Basford school to receive books from the 'Better Books' campaign by Nottingham Contemporary. The books were the result of a lot of fundraising with the aim of getting quality texts into classrooms with a range of perspectives and experiences.

All of these books have been given out to classes for their reading for pleasure book corners and we know our children are already enjoying sharing them together.

Reading for pleasure newsletter

Each half term Old Basford School will be producing our own reading for pleasure newsletter. It will feature a variety of book recommendations, reading updates and tips for reading at home. If you have any suggestions for our next issue please send them Mrs Priddy's way! 


Reading for pleasure books for home

Old Basford School are pleased to announce that all children from F2 - year 6 can now take home an extra 'reading for pleasure' book. These are books that the children can take home without being limited to their reading book band. We encourage our parents and guardians to share these books with your child, especially if they are trickier than their book band level! 

Why not enjoy a story from the OBS staff?

The Snail & The Whale

Mrs Tindsley shares this wonderful storyWritten by Julia DonaldsonWith permission from Macmillan Children's Books (Publisher)

Little Red Riding Hood

Mrs Pickup shares this traditional tale

Whiffy Wilson, the Wolf Who Wouldn't go to Bed

Shared by Miss PriddleWritten by Carolyn Hart & Leonie Lord

Reading for Pleasure


Old Basford School is a 'Reading for Pleasure' school.  Mrs Priddy will be sharing more information with you about this throughout the academic year.  We have shared with you some stories recorded by our school staff for you to enjoy together.