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Our Reading School

Huncoat is a READING SCHOOL where we promote the Love for Reading across all age ranges.

Parents guide to help with reading as well as online books to share at home - click the links below - 

Reading information guide

Recommended Reads -

EYFS                Year 1             Year 2           Year 3         Year 4           Year 5           Year 6

Top Tips for Reading:

Linking our Reading to Mental Health

We ahve been lucky enough to have beautiful books donated to us by Accrington Libraray all about our Mental Health, there are stories for all ages/ Year 6 Mental Health/ worries and anxieties/ anger and ways to recognise its ok to feel all these things! 

Santa has come early to Huncoat...and delivered us some fantastic class reads: 

The Christmasaurus Picture Book

The Pine Tree

The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List

The Girls who saved Christmas 

Non-Fiction November

During November each class will be focusing on non-fiction texts as part of their Guided or Whole Class reading sessions plus our extended writing is focused on non-fiction too.

Here are some of the wonderful and wacky entries from our 'Roald Dahl Day' design a chocolate bar competition - September 2021

World Book Day 2022 - Alice in Wonderland 


Can you guess which teachers are reading in our Guess Who Challenge?

Look at some of our 'Recreate a Book Cover' entries.

Well done to Ted, Matthew, Elena, Tilly and Lucas for being our prize winners!

Check out some of the images below that show our Reading School: 

Inspirational People - we have been kindly donated some money and we have chosen to buy books to inspire our children to fulfill their dreams and ambitions.

We asked all the children...

Can you complete our Christmas Reading Challenge and win a prize worth 25 Owlets?

Lots of families had great fun completing the challenge over the Christmas holidays.

Well done to our winners Felix and Rohan whose names were drawn out of a hat to win a £10 Amazon book voucher!

Look at our stories all linked to Online Safety - we can explore being Safe Online through books and stories! 

We are loving our brand new storysacks in EYFS.

Our teachers spent a long time creating them for us to enjoy at home.

Our Reading Booth - to help us focus on key questions whilst we read to adults. 

Look at our brand new amazing 'Starbooks' Reading Cafe; we have lots of special reading rewards for our children!

Challenges start with 'Latte', moving up to 'Mocha' then 'Espresso' 

World Book day

Our Breakfast Readers - share a story with toast and family! 

World Book Day - Hot Chocolate and Story Time 

Bedtime Baskets

EYFS are so lucky to take home our Bedtime Baskets home for the week, full of bedtime reads and hot chocolate!

Dear Santa,

Please can my class have a new book to read in January? 

Love from class...

Check out all the books and quotes on our new Book Shelves - they will change each term! 

'Mrs Dickinson's Travelling Reads':

Look at our Travelling Suitcases jam packed with books! Each half term the 'suitcase' will travel to another class for everyone to enjoy the books at their leisure. Look out for the Travelling Suitcase coming to your class...

Our Fantastic Book Awards Pack has arrived... all ready for some yr5/6 to commit to the challenge! 

We are very excited that our Brilliant Book Awards have arrived all ready for Year 2 in Spring! 

Read your way to From the North Pole to Christmas!

Each daily read is 1 mile - can we bring Christmas to Huncoat? 

Our Fantastic Book Awards pack has arrived - ready for some Yr5/6 readers to commit to the challenge! Mrs Langley and her excited group have started reading already. 

Ruby-Mae, Isobel, Shakira, Eliza, Katie, Natalia, Merica, Teah-Mai, McKenzie and Darcy are enjoying their first novel! 

Our Brilliant Book awards will start in Spring Term - Mrs Dickinson can't wait to start reading with a group of Year 2. 

Year 2 have enjoyed reading: Mrs Blackhat/ Tom's Marvelous Machines/ jasper and Scruff and the Flamingo Hotel. Year 2 voted Jasper and Scruff as their favourite read! 

World Book Day 2022

We celebrated World Book Day 2022 with our Alice in Wonderland Theme. Check out our photos above.

We had a bit of creative fun and designed Toilet Roll Book Characters - we had great Harry's/ Wimpy Kid/ Meg & Mog/ 3 Bears/ Pinochio

World Book Day 2021

We are having to celebrate World Book Day 2021 at home during our national lockdown, So we are making it as fantastic as possible:

Create your own book cover and send us the pictures in

'Drop everything and read' - reading all day with fun, but great activities

Keyworkers come dressed as your favourite character

Guess the staff reader for a prize

Some of the books the class are reading on that day are: How to Train a Dragon/ Man on the Moon/ Room on the Broom/ The Tin Forest/ The Mouse Hole Cat/ Pig Heart Boy

World Book Day 2020

A day full of activities...

Thursday 5th March:

8.30am Join us for our Breakfast Story Read

9am We were really lucky to have Nick Phamphlett from Accrington Library to join us in assembly

At 10.30am our Reading Ambassadors are holding 'Booky Break Time'

At 11am teachers are swapping their favourite reads with other classes 

At dinner we are celebrating a Harry Potter themed lunch!

3.30pm Book Sale and Hot Chocolate reads 

7pm is the official World Book Day Bed Time Read: The Witches by R.Dahl on Facebook. 

Friday 6th March:

We dressed up as a 'Word' Today - see our photos in the Vocabulary section of Aiming High.