Treleigh, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4AY

01209 216600


Community Primary School

Reading for Pleasure


Reading for Pleasure Whole School Programme 2021/2022

Throughout the year we hold reading focused events, both national and school-based, to promote a culture of reading for pleasure at Treleigh. 

Here are this years events:


At Treleigh the ability to ‘read for pleasure’ is rewarded through our much desired TRELEIGH WORD COUNT KARATE WRISTBANDS. Once accessing Accelerated Reader, pupils can work their way through our reading wristbands and make the wall of fame in the school hall.

Reading Karate Progression of Bands

Take a look at some of our reading events:

Year 6 were delighted to receive their new whole class text of ‘Weather Weaver’ this morning!

Ready, Steady, Read!

We are delighted to announce our first reading event of the year!! Do check your ParentMail for further details of our upcoming sponsored read to raise funds for new books in school. We can’t wait to Ready, Steady, Read!!


Extreme Reading Competition

World Book Day Winners

World Book Day

Treleigh's Bedtime Story

Reading to each other 

Wheal Bunnie have spent the last few days reading to each other and even brought in their recommended books to share. The children were super enthusiastic. Amazingly, we now find ourselves with lots of exciting books to read next.

'WOW' 3 Million Word!!

We could not be more proud of Melissa for achieving her silver reading band today! She has read a staggering 3 MILLION words since September!! Just incredible!


World Book Day

What a fantastic day we have had celebrating World Book Day! Our theme was ‘Bedtime Stories’ and the value of reading aloud and listening to our favourite tales. The children thoroughly enjoyed ‘buddying up’ and sharing their books with different children across the school, all cozy in their pyjamas. Don’t forget to check the Facebook page at 6.45pm to listen to our mystery reader. We have already received some of the children’s stories ready to add to the mystery each Friday at the same time. Remember listening to the mystery reader counts as one of your daily reads. Simply sign the reading record ‘mystery reader.’ Thank you for your continued support.

Sharing Stories on World Book Day

Wheal Harmony and Wheal Fortune enjoying world book day and sharing their stories

Pick-n-Mix Reading

This morning in Wheal Kitty we had pick-n-mix reading. The children bring in their own blankets and pillows. This week, Mrs Arkell supplied some extras to make some 'dens' to read in.

Read For Good

Did you see this piece about Read For Good on Children In Need on Friday? Not only have you helped this amazing charity through your donations to Children In Need but this is the charity we supported with our Readathon in the Spring. We sent over £3000 to them which will go a long way to supporting their incredible work. You HAVE made a difference.

Snuggle Up Reading Suitcase

Wheal Harmony have a new snuggle up reading suitcase. Each week a child will be able to snuggle up whilst reading a book with the reading teddy bear.

Book Fair

The book fair is here!!!! We will be open today after school and Monday to Wednesday next week, 8am - 8.45 then 3.15pm - 4pm. There are books for all ages and all the latest and most popular titles are available to buy. 

Extreme Reading Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our Extreme Reading competition!!! Here are the winning entries. KS1 - Jowan, KS2 - Louis, staff - EYFS Team. Well done everybody and thank you for all your entries.

" WOW " See how much money we raised during our Readathon!

We are proud to announce that we raised an incredible £3466.50 during our Readathon. This will be donated to local children’s hospitals with some money going towards books for the school. Congratulations to Brayden who raised a massive £220!

Redruth Library

We are very lucky to still have a library in Redruth. If you get a chance to pop down during the holidays, they’d be very pleased to see you. 

Reading Suspense Stories by Torchlight

Wheal Busy came back to school this evening to read their amazing suspense stories to their families in the dark by torchlight. We hope you can see from the photos that everyone had a great time. 

Year 2 Family Reading

A great turnout for Year 2 family reading tonight! Thank you to all families who came to share some valuable reading time with their children. 

Sharing our Stories

We’ve really enjoyed sharing some stories in Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly this morning

Reception Family Reading Session

Thank you to all who attended the first reception family reading session yesterday. It was a great turnout! We are looking forward to welcoming the year 1 parents next week.

Reading Success at Treleigh

Another great reading success at Treleigh today. The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their favourite books with a reading buddy; an event we will definitely be repeating soon. Next stop is ‘World Book Day’ on Friday and the launch of a brand new reading competition.