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Reading and Phonics 2017-18

Here you will find what we got up to in Reading and Phonics in the school year 2017-2018.

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Book Fair Competition Winners

Here are the 5 winning entries – as you can see we have some very talented artists and writers!

Friday 9th March – Ashbourne Primary’s Book Day!

We ‘Snuggled up with a Book’ for Book Day this year! Here are a few photographs of the children enjoying time with their books!

Free e-books from Oxford Owl

If you are in need of a book, register for free to access 250 free e-books that are tablet friendly – you can filter books by age or book band!


Book Fair letter link

Book day 2018

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Ashbourne Primary’s Summer Poetry Championships!

February 2018 News:

Ashbourne Primary’s book day Friday March 9th! This year’s theme is ‘Snuggle up with a book’. We are dressing in our pyjamas and enjoying lots of books!

Bring a buddy sessions will run that week as follows for you to come in and enjoy a book with your child!

Monday 5th March
9-9:30 Reception class, year 1 and 2  ‘Bring a reading buddy’

Tuesday 6th March
9:00-9:30 year 3  ‘Bring a reading buddy’.

Wednesday 7th March
9:00-9:25 year 4  ‘Bring a reading buddy’.

Thursday 8th March
9:00-9:25 year 5  ‘Bring a reading buddy’

Friday 9th March
9:00-9:25 year 6  ‘Bring a reading buddy’
Book fair opens at 3:15 until 3.45pm

Book Fair Competitions

The winner of each competition will win £10 to spend at the book fair!

Infants – colouring – See Mrs Shaw or Miss Davis for entries

Juniors – Illustrator – design an illustration from your favourite book or 100 words – write a short story!

Accelerated Reader

Years 4, 5 and 6 have kicked off on our new reading programme and are loving it! In only 7 weeks some children have read over 1.5 million words and taken 20 quizzes! The aim is to increase confidence and enjoyment in reading and for children to monitor their own progress too!


Phenomenal Phonics

Our daily phonics lessons are an integral part of learning to read at Ashbourne Primary School.

Here are some of our infants showing off their cluster skills!