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St Bartholomew's

Primary Academy

Hand in hand we learn, we grow, we soar


‘I don’t give up and I bounce back from my mistakes.’


‘I treat others how I would like to be treated.’


‘I am friendly and caring in my words and actions.’


‘I am honest and helpful and make the right choices.’


‘I rise to a challenge and I am brave.’


‘I have love for myself, for others and for God.’


DearParents and Carers,

We are writing to inform you of our school reading incentive initiative called ‘St Bartholomew’s Rainbow Reading Challenge’.

As you may already know, we encourage the children to read at least 3 times a week at home, with a grown up, and we ask that you use the school reading record book to keep as a diary of their reading. Initially this may be an adult sharing a book which a child has chosen and comments may include the conversation shared about any new vocabulary or thoughts on the story, characters or setting. As knowledge of letters and sounds increases, individual reading books will be sent home.
We are very keen to promote the importance and value of all reading in our school. In order to do this, we celebrate steps of achievement throughout the year’s reading journey by awarding a certificate and a small reward. The achievement markers will be as follows:
50 reads – red certificate (reading star pencil)
100 reads – orange certificate (reading star eraser)
150 reads – yellow certificate (yellow wristband: 150 reads! #soar)
200 reads –green certificate (bookmark)
250 reads – blue certificate (presented with an age appropriate book)
300 reads – purple certificate (children’s name entered into a raffle to win a £20 reading book voucher)

Thank you in anticipation of your support. We look forward to sharing in your child’s success throughout the year.
Warm regards
Mrs Gibbens and Mrs Stammers

We are looking forward to getting to know you and your child as you start your journey at St Bartholomew’s. 

We will be having PE on Wednesdays so your child will need to wear their PE kit including daps/trainers to school every Wednesday. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact: