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Andover Church of England Primary School

Striving for Excellence in a happy,secure and Christian environment


World Book Day Rap

Listen to the song on the link below and make a note of as many books/stories that are referenced as you can, whether it is the character from a story or the actual title of the book.

How many can you hear?

Competition time

  1. Design a new book cover for your favourite book
  2. Write a book review for your favourite book (Template can be found on the school website or you can design your own)
  3. Book character quiz – (see separate link on the school website)

Write in the names of the characters from the popular children’s books.


Submit all of your competition pieces to your teacher by Wednesday 10th March.


Winners will be announced on Monday 16th March!


World Book Day Recipes


Gruffalo Cake


Monster Max’s Scary Recipes


Gruffalo Crumble


Lots more activities on the World Book Day Website – follow the link below


Book Character Quiz


Our main reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree. This is supplemented by books from a number of other reading schemes and real books. All books are placed into book bands to enable children to read a range of books at an appropriate level. Children also have access to Bug Club which provides a selection of books at their level which can be accessed at home.

As well as reading in school it is important that children read regularly at home. Children who read at home every day make very good progress and soon become confident readers.

We expect every child to read at least five times a week. Every week a certificate is given to the infant and junior class that has the highest number of pupils reading at home. Children who read five times a week have the opportunity to win a book.

In KS2 the children use accelerated reader. This helps develop comprehension and vocabulary. We are a champion school for accelerated reader as our children have made good progress using this reading scheme. 

Reading Provision at Andover C of E Primary School

At Andover CE Primary we use the Letters and Sounds programme to deliver phonics. The full letters and sounds document can be accessed via the following link: 


Letters and sounds helps children to match sounds (or phonemes) to the letters (graphemes) which they see in books and the environment. By segmenting and blending the sounds in words children begin to learn to read decodable words. The programme also suggests a list of high-frequency non-decodable words which the children learn as part of our "Key Word Clubs."