Reading for Pleasure

We take reading very seriously here at Castle Carrock – encouraging our children (and staff) to try new books, authors and genres and sharing what we like, and don’t like!

Our units of work always involve books and literacy lessons may be built around books. We also strive to use both fiction and non-fiction. As teachers this can involve reading children’s books – which can be a mixed blessing – but we are always available to advise you on books for your child. You can find out more about how you can help your child with their reading here.


This term Class 4 are taking part in Cumbria’s children’s books awards – ‘SpellBinding’ – we are reading ten books and then, as part of a County wide poll, we cast our vote for the favourites. We have set ourselves a reading target to write book reports to compare and contrast at least two of these books and we will be talking about them in our reading lessons. You can find out more here.

We have also been exploring different science books in preparation for Science Week and this has included books which explore the role of women in science. You might have seen some of these in our non-fiction November display last year.


Your thoughts

I thought it would be good to get a conversation going with the wider school community. What books have you enjoyed recently? Have you read any of the books your child is bringing home?