Reading for Pleasure

'Step through a book into a world of adventure.'

...We set out to create a space which would celebrate books, inspire children to read and fire their imaginations. (click on the images to enlarge)

We have completed a list of books that we think will fire a child's love of reading. The list is by no means exhaustive. Please click on Recommended Reading 2019 to download.

The aim of our library is to foster a love of books and reading in children. The school was part of a Wiltshire 'Reading for Pleasure' pilot study. This was a response to some major government research on reading for pleasure, which you can find here. (external web link). Here is our Reading for Pleasure policy. Click here to see details of how we teach reading.

We love books and reading at Holy Trinity and have a list of recommended books that we have enjoyed over the years. Please click to download our list - Recommended reading updated 2017 . There are also good book lists produced by the Federation of Children's Book Groups. Click to download the lists. Going Solo(newly independent readers), Up and Running (fluent younger readers)

Tanya Landman

Tanya Landman visit

A visit in October 2015 from this year's Carnegie Medal winning author Tanya Landman - one of our children's favourites.

William Grill

William Grill, author and illustrator visited Holy Trinity.

 

Credits

This project has been a true collaboration between many talented individuals and groups:

Fundraising .................... Friends of Holy Trinity Academy

Shelves ...........................Calne Antiques

Fireplace renovation .......Geoffrey Stephenson

Art..................................Josh Simpson (inside), Maria Sunderland (outside)

Books and inspiration......Mr Shore

Electrics..........................Stephen Biffen

Carpentry.......................Ronan Doherty

Grandfather Clock........Woodie Clocks

Secret door......................fauxbookdoors.co.uk

Heating...........................Swift of Devizes

Book donations................Thank you to all the parents and others who have donated a copy of a book they loved as a child. There's always room for more...

Upcoming Events


  1. Circus Skills

    25 January
  2. KS2 Eucharist Service

    7 February @ 9:15 am - 10:00 am
  3. International Creative Arts Week 2019

    11 February @ 8:00 am - 14 February @ 3:30 pm
  4. Parents’ Evening (1)

    12 February @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Parents’ Evening (2)

    13 February @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm