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Batchley loves Reading
We are always encouraging our children to read both for pleasure and for learning. Once they are confident readers it gives them great independence they are able to follow their own interests. You have an important part to play at home in helping your child make the most progress. See the attached information for help with reading at home. If you have any questions please come and talk to us - we love talking about reading!



Celebrating Reading for Enjoyment

Help with reading at home.

All stakeholders are trying to increase the ‘reading mileage’ for all children at Batchley by continually promoting the importance or reading at every opportunity.


Worked Book Day - Book in a Box 


We are astounded by the amazing creations the children have made.  We can see how much work has gone into them.


See if you can spot yours! 

Steve Clifford - Author Visit 


Steve came to work with us, reading stories and helping us write.  He worked with all the children and shared his books too. 


He signed books for some lucky readers! 


We wrote a book! 


During our Possibilities Project we worked with an author called Lee Harrison. 


He worked with every class to create their own story and put them together to make a book.  All of the stories were about not giving up and trying your best at everything. 


All of the children from Reception to Year 4 were able to take a book home to keep. 




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

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 assembly on Thursday 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. 

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


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