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. 

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 2020  to download. We also thoroughly recommend 'Why you should read children's books, even though you are so old and wise' by Katherine Rundell, Bloomsbury 2019.

Our library: 'If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book.'

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). You can download a copy of our Reading for Pleasure Policy 2019-2020 , which is updated by the staff every year.

Click here to see details of how we teach reading. Most children complete the Calne Summer Reading Challenge and we share their achievements early in the Autumn term at a parents' assembly.

The importance of story: Our Book Corners 

Author visits

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 in 2016.

 

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. Back to School

    2 November @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Children in Need

    13 November
  3. Messy Church November 2020

    15 November @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Odd Socks Day

    16 November
  5. Anti-Bullying Week 2020

    16 November @ 8:00 am - 20 November @ 5:00 pm