St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School "Together, through our words and actions, our work and play,We point towards Christ, each and every day"

Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure


We believe that creating a culture of reading is a vital tool in ensuring our children are given the best life chances. Cultivating passion in our readers will ensure that their love of reading will extend far beyond the classroom and allow them to build on their skills independently through a real curiosity and thirst for knowledge.

Many exciting and rewarding activities are arranged in school to promote the pleasure and knowledge that can be gained from books:

  • Class texts 
  • Reading Buddies 
  • Book Week 
  • Author Visits
  • Sora


Sora is our school reading app, providing both e-books and audiobooks to enhance the range of books our KS2 children have access to. Many of these link to Accelerated Reader and so can be quizzed upon!

Have a look in our newsletter for a recommended read from one of our team.

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Additionally, the Schools Library Service has collated recommended reading lists of texts: