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Have you seen our Book Tardis?! 

Come and swap one of your books for a new one from our Book Tardis recently opened by the Mayor of Redditch. 

Our New Book Tardis in the main Reception area full of lovely books to swap.

Our New Book Tardis in the main Reception area full of lovely books to swap. 1

Batchley First School is a Reading School


We are trying lots of new initiatives and projects to raise the profile of reading in our school.

Reader Raffle


Every second time you read at home you will receive a raffle ticket.  Place it in the box in the library and in Monday Pride Assembly names will be drawn for a variety of prizes.  The more you read the more tickets you will receive.  Good luck! 



St David's House


Some Year 1 children recently went to St David's house, a sheltered housing facility, to read and share books with their residents.  It was such a success, and enjoyed by all involved, we intend to repeat this again soon.

Buddy Reading


Every half term we have been reading with a 'buddy'. 

Children in Reception to Year 4 move to another class and share a book with an older or younger child. 

Vocabulary Bookmarks


Have you got your bookmark?  See how many exciting words you can find in your reading at home and write them on your bookmark ready to share with your friends and teacher.

Reading Quiz


Have you had a go at our Reading Quiz?  Every week there are new questions out up around school.  Pop your answers in the box in the Library.

Coming Soon..........


Books and Biscuits - There will be another Books and Biscuits session soon.  Watch the newsletter for dates.


Books to read before you leave Batchley - We will soon have a list of books that we think are a really good choice to read.  See how many you can tick off before you get to the end of Year 4.