READING

Reading is a fundamental skill and it is vital that children become fluent and confident readers.

 

We strive to instill a love of reading in all children at Belgrave St Bartholomew's Academy, ensuring that they have access to a range of text types and genres. 

We aim to encourage passionate and curious readers, equipped with the strategies they need to overcome any barriers they may face.

HOW WE BUILT A READING CULTURE

Since 2019 we have been proud to work with LitFilmFest to build a reading culture in our school using their Reading Rocks Review project.

 

Take a look at the video to the right, to see how engaged and excited the children have been to create their own Belgrave Book Reviews that led to them becoming their local library heroes and YouTube stars!

BOOK REVIEWS
 

WHY READ?

Not sure what book to read next? Choose one of our amazing book reviews to help you make your decision! From Charles Dickens to J. K. Rowling we will have a recommendation for you! This playlist was inspired by the Litfilmfest 'Reading Rocks Reviews' project.

LATEST

BOOK REVIEW

CLICK ON A BOOK COVER TO VIEW THE YOUTUBE REVIEW
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Beowulf

by Rob Lloyd Jones

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We're Going on a

Bear Hunt

by Michael Rosen

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The Magic Faraway Tree

by Enid Blyton

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J. K. Rowling

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Voices in the Park

by Anthony Browne

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The Twits

by Roald Dahl

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Beauty and the Beast

by Michaela Morgan

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Winnie's Dinosaur Day

by Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul

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How to Speak Spook (and Stay Alive)

by Ally Kennen

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The Midnight Gang

by David Williams

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The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog: Going for Gold

by Jeremy Strong

Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens

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Dork Diaries: Birthday Drama

by Rachel Renee Russell

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The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Girl, Missing

by Sophie McKenzie

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

by Jules Verne

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The Dot

by Peter H. Reyolds

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Electrigirl

by Jo Cotterill

BEDTIME STORIES
 

Is there anything better than a story before bed? Not only does a bedroom story help set a routine, enhance language skills and strengthen the bond between the reader and listener, research has also proven that a bedtime story boosts brain development!

So grab yourself a hot chocolate, make yourself comfortable and choose a bedtime story to enjoy. 

FEATURED

BEDTIME

STORY

CLICK A BOOK COVER TO LISTEN TO OUR YOUTUBE AUDIOBOOK
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Five Minutes' Peace

by Jill Murphy

Read by Mrs J. Craig

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The Best Cow in Show

by Andy Cutbill

Read by Miss. Thake

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Elmer

by David McKee

Read by Miss B. Hulme

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Shark in the Park

by Nick Sharratt

Read by Mrs T. Akhtar

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The Snail & The Whale

by Julia Donaldson

Read by Mr M. Taylor

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Supertato: Veggies in the Valley of Doom

by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

Read by Mr G. Barlow

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Dogs Don't Do Ballet

by Anna Kemp

Read by Mrs A. Johns

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Goodnight Kiss

by Jillian Harker

Read by Miss N. Bi

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Owl Babies

by Martin Waddell

Read by Mrs E. Fahey

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Giraffes Can't Dance

by Giles Andreae

Read by Mr P. Mothershaw-Hall

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Belgrave St Bartholomew’s Academy is operated by St Bart’s Multi Academy Trust which is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 8735454.

Registered Office: Belgrave St Bartholomew's Academy, Sussex Place, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 4TP.

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