60 Books to Read Before You Leave Byerley Park.
As part of our continued drive to instil a love of reading in our pupils we are proud to share our new reading challenge that aims to encourage the children to read a range of 60 books before they leave school at the end of Year 6.
The list has been compiled from a wide range of book reviews and includes timeless classics as well as some contemporary stories and authors.
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The onus is on each individual child and family to record the stories that they have read and to keep their ‘60 Books’ reading record safe. Upon completion the children will receive a special certificate and a small gift as a reward for their achievement.
All of the books on the list are in school and are available to borrow and read.
Click on the link below to see the recommendations for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
60 Books Hall of Fame.
We are delighted to share with you our first 60 Books Byerley bookworm – Frances!
Frances completed our 60 Books challenge in April 2023, just over a year since it was launched!
Frances has used the 60 Books section in our school library to help her complete the challenge and would often wake up early to read before school. Her favourite book was ‘Naughts & Crosses’ by Malorie Blackman. Well done, Frances!
New for 2023 – Book Worms Reading Club!
Starting in September 2023 the Book Worms from Y2 – Y6 will meet every Wednesday lunchtime in Y2 to simply read and share the love of reading.
World Book Day 2023
Here are a selection of pictures from World Book Day. The children & staff dressed in their pyjamas, dressing gowns and onsies and brought their favourite bedtime story to share with their friends. The oldest children in Y6 read to the youngest children in Reception and lots of other reading and story sharing activities took place throughout the day.
World Book Day 2022
Here are a selection of pictures from World Book Day. Children spent the day dressed in their pyjamas, dressing gowns & ‘oodies’ and brought their favourite bedtime story to school with them.
Wednesday Assembly is Reading Assembly!
Autumn Term 2023: The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
Summer Term 2023 : Bill’s New Frock by Anne Fine
Spring Term 2023: Mr Kip by Michael Morpurgo
Autumn Term 2022: Flat Stanley & Flat Stanley’s Christmas Adventure by Jeff Brown
Spring Term & Summer Term 2022: Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr
Autumn Term 2021 : Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
Secret Reader. Ssh!
Every half term a mystery member of staff shares a favourite story or poem with a class that they don’t usually teach. The children have no idea who will be reading to them until the Secret Reader steps into their classroom!