Great Crosby Catholic Primary School
Great Crosby Catholic Primary School
Welcome to our Love of Reading page. You can see some of our work inspired by our love of reading. There are suggested authors and a calendar of special dates during the year. You can also find some library and bookshop suggestions from our local area, including some online ones.
This image links to age-related booklists to help you to find the best books recommended for each age and stage of development. Whether you are looking for the best picturebooks for EYFS, first independent chapter books for KS1 or top recommended novels for Year 6, this is the place to find children’s book recommendations by age. The website also has booklists sorted by topic, recommendations of new books and much more.
Each Reading Booklet for Parents can be found on the yeargroup page under the 'Our Learning' tab.
This year's sporty Summer Reading Challenge - 'Ready, Steady, Read!' is open from Saturday 8th July and runs throughout the summer holidays. It is free to sign up and there are gifts to collect at the start and when you have read two, four then six books. Click on the button below to visit the Crosby Library website, which also has a list of regular activities
For World Book Day, we've made huge 'Guess Who' games with our favourite book characters.
Before Easter we will be launching a 'Read for Good' Readathon.
Look out for news soon.
From Friday 14th October to Sunday 6th November, Liverpool welcomes the 8.1km scale model walking trail of the Solar System. Begin at the Sun on Church Street, make your way along the city’s iconic waterfront and Trans Pennine Trail before finishing in Otterspool where Pluto awaits.
Click on the image to visit the homepage and watch the video.
There are a number of events linked to the trail.
Click on the button to find out more.
If you do visit and would like to share your photos, please tag us on Twitter @GreatCrosby or Instagram great.crosby.catholic.primary with the hashtag #OurPlaceInSpace
Oliver Jeffers is one of the authors whose books we study in school. Our Place in Space has been designed by Oliver Jeffers with leading astrophysicist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre, Northern Ireland’s leading creative media arts centre.
Click on the button to see Oliver Jeffers's books.
Year 5 really been enjoyed the ‘Alive with Poppies’ poetry workshops during the week with Tomos Roberts. Their teachers were astounded by the quality of poems they created! Anabelle's poem was chosen to represent Great Crosby in the live online National Poetry Day Event, organised by the National Literacy Trust and the Royal British Legion.
We're proud that so many children received their Summer Reading Challenge certificates from Tara and Gordon from Crosby Library. Our Gadgeteers received the third highest number of certificates of all the schools in Sefton.
To access your Big Cat ebooks, click on the image above. Enter the username and password provided by school to access your library. Once logged in, you will land on the library. Here you will see any books that have been assigned by your teacher. You can access a resource sheet for each book by clicking the three dots, then “Resources”. To open one of the books, select either the cover or the “Read” button.
Words for Life is created by the National Literacy Trust, funded by Kindred², the Department for Education, and supported by UK publishers. It provides parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home. The National Literacy Trust's Virtual School Library, also funded by Kindred², is a free platform for primary schools, offering pupils access to free books and activities from the most popular children's authors.
Enjoy your favourite e-books, e-audiobooks, digital newspapers and magazines with Your Library Sefton on BorrowBox, Libby and PressReader. Your library card gives you free access to download e-books and e-audiobooks on BorrowBox, e-audiobooks on Libby and digital newspapers and magazines on PressReader.
Pritchards Bookshop has been proudly serving the Crosby community for over 40 years and has received The Independent Bookseller of the Year Award.
Pritchards are dedicated to creating a shop that works with local schools, authors, and the community beyond.
Open Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm
13 Moor Ln, Crosby, Liverpool L23 2SE
0151 931 1642
Kingsley & Co is a literacy project of Ykids Children's charity in Liverpool. Named after Victorian Explorer, Mary Kingsley, Kingsley & Co aims to inspire and equip young explorers using the power of 'story'.
Open Thursday - Saturday 10am-4pm
The Palatine, Lower Mall, Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle, L20 4SW Tel: 0151 345 5670
If our local bookshops don't have a book in stock, you may wish to order it through Hive. You can name a bookshop and they will receive a minimum of 10% on the net value of all book orders, rising to 25% when you select store collection. Hive pay 8% on eBooks and 3% on entertainment products. Bookshops receive their commission monthly.
Write Blend is a bookshop and café at 124 South Road, Waterloo, Liverpool. L22 0ND
The children's section has one of the finest selections around of books for readers of all ages. There is also comfortable seating to allow young bibliophiles to inspect their purchases and plan their next ones!
Click on the image to visit the website and look out for their author signings and special events.
9am - 5pm
Monday to Saturday
Tel: (0151) 928 1303
Since 1967, UNESCO have organised International Literacy Day (ILD). Celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.
Celebrated on Roald Dahl's birthday. He was born in 1916.
National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages everyone to make, experience and share poetry with family and friends. Each year we come together because voices, words and stories help to bridge understanding in our community.
Usually celebrated on the first Saturday in October. Look out for special activities ij our local bookshops.
Celebrations take place around the world for Scotland's poet Robert Burns, born 1759.
A week-long celebration of stories - spoken or written - encouraging creativity and self-expression enabling children to tell their own stories. Click on the button to check for the latest news about National Storytelling Week.
The mission of World Book Day is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.
Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary school aged children opportunities for enriching and enjoyable early experiences of Shakespeare. It is one of the pathways to Shakespeare provided by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust for people of all ages and stages of interest. Remember that the Shakespeare North Playhouse has opened in Prescot.
Organised by UNESCO every 21st March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.
Shakespeare's birthday is particularly celebrated in his home town of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Independent Bookshop Week is a celebration of independent bookshops in the UK highlighting the vital role independent bookshops play in their communities. Look out for special activities ij our local bookshops.
Jewish Anne Frank hid in 1942 from the Nazis during the occupation of the Netherlands. Two years later she was discovered. In 1945 she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. She wrote a secret diary, which was published in 1947. It has been read by millions of people.
J. K. Rowling
J. R. R. Tolkien
At Great Crosby, we thoroughly believe that the purpose of World Book Day is to promote a love of reading. The reason why we don’t always dress up is because sometimes this detracts from the act of reading; some parents and carers find creating or finding a costume stressful and many people end up spending money on costumes when the money could be spent on a book instead. So, with that in mind, we have included a reading challenge for your child to complete between now and World Book Day, one for EYFS and KS1, and one for KS2.