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We love to read at Oldmixon!



This year we have taken part in Jolabokaflod, the Icelandic tradition of gifting books. Instead of purchasing gifts for the staff some of our families have gifted books to the school. We are overwhelmed by their kind donations. Thank you!


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We provide a range of opportunities to ensure all of our children develop a life-long love of reading.


Book Awards

Every Friday during our celebration assembly children who have excelled in their learning are rewarded with brand new book. We hope that eventually, over time, children will leave with a personal 'library' of books. Visiting the Library

Throughout the school day we have timetabled sessions so that our children can access the library. The library is open during morning play, lunchtime and after school. Each time a child visits the library they receive a special raffle ticket. Every Friday during our celebration assembly, a name is drawn. The winning ticket entitles a family to a special reading box. This reading box includes hot chocolate, marshmallow, a box of biscuits as well as a selection of books for all the family to enjoy during the week!







Poetry and Reading Assemblies

Every Thursday morning our staff team lead an assembly around the theme of 'reading'. It is a unique opportunity to expose our children to range of short stories and quality poems that we can enjoy together!

Term 1: Poetry

Term 2: Traditional Tales

Term 3: Traditional Tales

Term 4: Fables

Term 5: Fables

Term 6: Myths and Legends


Year group story time




Year 1



Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6



Reading Areas in our classrooms