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At St Saviour’s C of E Primary School, it is our intent to develop pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary through, not only English lessons but in a cross-curricular way.   We strive to ensure that all of our pupils receive a well-rounded learning experience when reading, writing, speaking and listening, which will equip them with the fundamental tools to achieve in school and beyond.  We aim to immerse pupils in the wonders of high-quality texts to instil a lifelong love for reading, a passion for discovery and the confidence to explore their imagination.  We recognise the importance of pupils being able to place texts within their historical and cultural context and to recognise their cultural value.

THE BOOK FACTOR- Autumn 2019 


Congratulations to our Book Factor Reading Champions in Year 4, 5 and 6.  All pupils took part and competed with each other in 3 tense rounds (Round 1, Semi-Final and the Final).  Children were given a book to read and were then quizzed on the book.   

A special assembly took place where the Reading Champions from each class were awarded with a Wreck It Journal. 

Book Factor Assembly

The Reading Environment here at St Saviour's


KS1 Reading Environment

KS2 Reading Environment



Children are loving their new 'Relax and Read' sessions everyday.  The session allows children to self-select books they want to read and independently apply the skills they have been taught in Guided Reading sessions.


The Summer Term has arrived and our Reading Challenge has got children buzzing with excitement.  We are now at the last hurdle and everyone needs to aim for GOLD!  Get your gold Reading Challenges from your teacher and let the Summer Term reading commence.

Well done to everyone who has achieved the Bronze and Silver Awards.


At St Saviour's, we believe Reading is a vital skill, which underpins so much of the curriculum!

Famous Author - Michelle Magorian

Michelle Magorian, author of Goodnight Mister Tom was invited by an ex-pupil, Inaya Parveen to St Saviour's School, to talk about her work as an author. The children were fascinated with her stories of her life and how they influenced her work.

Wizard of Oz


To round off an amazing World Book Week and to celebrate Reading in our school, children were treated with an amazing production of The Wizard of Oz.

The children, cheered, laughed and had an brilliant time. 



A range of book characters flooded the corridors, classrooms and even the school hall as children dressed up in their favourite characters as part of World Book Week at St Saviour's.

Not only children but staff also dressed up.  It was a wonderful sight!


Y6 vs Y5 vs Y4 - Let the reading battle commence!


KS2 had an absolutely fantastic time in assembly  participating in a World Book Day 2019 quiz!!

The quizzers were challenged with 3 challenging rounds.  Round 1 was 'Guess the book title using emoji's'.  Round 2 was 'Questions based on a book classes have read during Guided Reading'.  Round 3 was 'General book questions'.  It came down to the tie break question!

A massive well done to Year 4 who won the quiz.

Thank you to all the children.

Snow Queen visits St Saviour's
The Snow Queen came to St Saviour's when the Hobgoblin Theatre company visited St Saviour's to perform their amazing production.  Staff and children were entertained throughout and joined in with the amazing characters. 

World Book Week

It is said that something special happens when a child finds the right book.  These magical moments are clearly evident at St Saviour’s as children across the school were left in awe and wonder on World Book Day. 


Children swapped their school jumpers for more creative outfits from their favourite book characters as wizards, pirates, princesses and superheroes gathered on school grounds.  This was an epic finale to what has been a momentous week.

St Saviour’s truly opened the doors to a world of endless possibilities through the power of reading.  Classrooms were transformed into various book-related themes as the children were immersed in fun-packed activities. 
Reception enjoyed the world of traditional tales; Year 1 delved in to the world of Julia Donaldson; Year 2 were captured by chocolate as they took an imaginary journey to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory; Year 3 stepped back in time as they were intrigued by the story of evacuees during WW2; the Avengers assembled in 4SS and 4NR; Year 5 were fascinated by the comedian, actor, TV personality and author David Walliams whilst Year 6 became record breakers as they created their own version of the Guinness World Record book.
Staff and children celebrated and ‘showed-off’ their costumes in a special World Book day assembly.  It was an amazing sight.

We would like to thank all parents for their continued support and helping your child create their wonderful outfits.


Here are some of the highlights from this fantastic week.