Reading at Plantation

Here at Plantation, we love reading!

Browse below to see reading updates and events throughout the school.

Summer Reading Challenge.

Libraries are great places for children to discover reading for pleasure and there is no better time to do this than during the long summer holidays.

The Summer Reading Challenge is designed for children between the ages of 4 and 11. It is completely free and last year more than 800,000 children took part.

Every year the Challenge has a new theme and this year we’re delighted to be working with The Roald Dahl Literary Estate on the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s Challenge is called The Big Friendly Read, inspired by Roald Dahl’s life and books and with beautiful posters and limited edition collector cards, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

On the Summer Reading Challenge, we ask children to read at least six library books. They can be any book they like – novels, fact books, joke books, e-books and audio books, they all count – and your library will have the staff and volunteers on hand to help your children choose books they will really enjoy.

As they read their books, each child will receive collector cards that make up a set to complete their folder.

We will be celebrating and rewarding all children who take part in The Big Friendly Read at the beginning of the next school year so please take pictures and keep hold of any certificates and medals.

Reading Advocates

Introducing our new Plantation Reading Advocates; here to promote reading throughout the school.

Year 6 - Laura Hughes, Jessica Walls, Holly Thornhill

Year 5 - Ella Regan, Adaobi Ozongwu, Pranshul Sethi

Year 4 - Sam Omar, Ellie Cunningham, Lily Bodey

Year 3 - Ruby Robson, Amelia Boyle, Lucy Hayes-Walmsley


Blue Peter Book Awards 2016

It's another exciting year for the Blue Peter Book Awards, with a shortlist of children's reads that tackle big issues - with humour, magic and a splash of silliness.

After much enthusiastic debate, the judges have whittled down their favourite children's reads to six brilliant books, across two different categories.

Hundreds of schoolchildren will now decide on a winner, in time for World Book Day next year on 3 March.

Which book will you choose?


Get Caught Reading

Over the Christmas holidays we set a competition for children to 'get caught reading' in unusual spots. Thank you to everybody that entered the competition, we received a great variety of photographs, each one original and special in their own way. Some children travelled to New York to read their book, whilst others perched on top of their roof! After a lot of deliberation, we have finally chosen our winners:

Harvey Hancock (Year 2)

Reading in the bath.

Anya Byrne (Year 3)

In the cinema with Charlie Brown


Neve Graham (Year 6)

Reading to her Nan


Sue Allonby visit

We were delighted to welcome Sue Allonby, a traditional storyteller, into our school. Both KS1 and KS2 enjoyed listening to her festive tales.


Ebooks and Accelerated Reader

  • Year 5 and 6 have access to an online e-Book service. Click the link to see what books are available to read at home and at school. Remember that parents can access adult literature too. Self-register on the website to start reading your chosen book.
  • Click the link to access Accelerated Reader.


Contact the School

Plantation Primary and Nursery School

Hollies Road,
L26 0TH

Main Contact: Initial enquiries can be made to the School Office

Tel: 0151 487 5678