St Jude's Catholic Primary School

St Jude's Catholic Primary School

"Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus"

Reading at St Jude's

Please also visit our 'English' curriculum page to find more information about reading. 

Upcoming Events

World Book Day 2022

On the 3rd March 2022 we will be supporting World Book Day. This time we will be celebrating 25 years of World Book Day. World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of reading, authors, illustrators and books.  

Past Events 

National Poetry Day - 7th October

On  National Poetry Day, Thursday 7th October, we were lucky enough to have Matt Goodfellow, a poet, come to visit our school and work with each class.  We were all very excited for him to visit our school.  You can follow him on Twitter at Poet@EarlyTrain.

World Book Day 

World Book Day is a celebration of reading, authors, illustrators and books.  It is a worldwide celebration of books and reading, marked by over 100 countries all over the world. 

This year we celebrated by asking children to dress up as their favourite book character and bring to school their favourite book.  We had reading activities which took place throughout the day and there were prizes for the most original outfits. All children were given a voucher to exchange for a book. 

National Poetry Day
To celebrate National Poetry Day 'The poet from the Peakes', Andy Tooze, visited to our school. He visited every class performing and writing poetry and he officially opened our school library.  

Our children recently took part in a sponsored read to raise money for new books.  Our new books have been delivered and we are all very excited to read them. 


Roald Dahl Day 2020 at St. Jude's 

Sunday 13th September marked the birthday of the great author Roald Dahl.  In school we celebrated by enjoying a range of Roald Dahl stories and taking part in a range of activities.  Have a look at what we got up to...

Pre-school looked at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  They melted the chocolate and mixed it and some children even sampled it as they made their buns!

Reception looked at a scene from George's Marvellous Medicine and created potions.  They experimented adding lots of ingredients and then wrote a list of what they put in their potions.

Year 2 wrote about capturing the enormous crocodile! Then they enjoyed the chocolate themed dessert we all had after lunch based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


In conjunction with the Book Trust, our Reception children all received a book called 'The Runaway Pea'.  The Book Trust are supporting schools this year to spark children's imagination, improve language and listening as well as encouraging children to make new friends and deal with change.  Our Reception children had so much fun with this book, planting peas first before exploring the book and then taking it home to share.