Community Primary School

Treleigh, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4AY

01209 216600

Reading for Pleasure


Reading for Pleasure Whole School Programme 2022/2023

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:

Book Swap - Thank you!

Thank you for all who participated in our first Book Swap of the year. It was lovely to see so many smiling faces enjoying a new book which they got to take home with them. We look forward to sharing more reading events with you soon.

Book Swap
REMINDER: Tomorrow we will be holding our first Treleigh Book Swap of the year. All children are invited to bring in a book that they no longer want and swap it with another donated book. All we ask is that the book is in reasonable condition and is suitable for your child’s age group.
This is a great way for those who participate to take home something new to read over the half term break, at no extra cost.
We will share some pictures of our first reading event of the year in action.
Thank you for your continued support.
Story Telling Boxes
Wheal Harmony & Wheal Unity are excited to start using their new story telling boxes, bought by the Friends of Treleigh!
Thank you very much FOT!

 Who Am I?

Wheal Bunnie have had a busy few weeks in literacy! We have immersed ourselves in our new model text. Then today we explored adjectives, using the game ‘Who am I?’ to help with our descriptions.

The Reading Challenge from the Cornwall Library Service

Today we welcomed Sarah and Lilly-Rose from Redruth Library into our KS1 and KS2 assemblies. Their visit was to share information about the upcoming Summer Reading Challenge from the Cornwall Library Service. It would be great to see as many families as we can, sharing their love of reading over the summer break and seeing what our local library has to offer. Lego club, coding club and other fantastic opportunities were mentioned as well as the chance to win a medal in the annual reading challenge. Sarah and the team look forward to welcoming you soon.

Jo Lumber from Falmouth Art Gallery
Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly were visited by Jo Lumber from Falmouth Art Gallery today who leads the storytelling programme 'Tell Us A Story'. Jo worked with each class on our story of the week 'The Three Little Pigs', where they worked in collaboration to re-tell the story and worked together to represent the main parts of the story through art with a focus on language and vocabulary.
In class we followed our predictions from earlier in the week to test which of the three little pigs houses would be the strongest. The children worked in groups to build a house of straw, a house of sticks and a house of bricks and tested which one the big bad wolf could huff and puff down.

John the Storyteller

The children had a wonderful morning yesterday with John the storyteller. He told the children a unique tale using a range of traditional tale story characters. The children listened with awe and wonder, and lots of giggles, as John described funny scenes of his own version of fairytales as well as traditional tales from other cultures and our own Cornish traditions

Non-chronological Report

The Wheal Unity literacy group enjoyed reading a non-chronological report and identifying the features this morning in their lesson.

A lovely end to a busy week, enjoying some time, reading with friends in the sunshine.

Year 6 Letters of Persuasion off to Persuade!

'WOW' 2 Million Words Read!

Wheal Kitty reached their target of 2 million words read! What a great achievement!

Thomas and the Tinners

Year 3/4 book club are reading the book, ‘Thomas and the Tinners.’ They are ‘mining’ for tin! Here is the finished product…

Digging Holes
The Year 6s had an exciting morning! They were blindfolded, put on a bus, driven to a beach and ordered to dig holes! They were told it would be, "good for their characters!"
This was all in aid of their exciting, "Wow" start for their new class novel, 'Holes.

Wheal Bunnie have had an amazing World Book Day!

Year 5 & 6 were visited by Scott Jones (Author)

Our fantastic day of all things books, was topped off for the Year 5 and 6 children, as they were visited by local children’s author Scott Jones. The children had the opportunity to listen to a book reading and ask him questions about being an author and what the job entails. Scott plans to return in a couple of weeks time for a book signing. We look forward to welcoming him back.

World Book Day

What a fantastic display of book characters we saw today! Thank you to all the children for their smiles and enthusiasm and thank you parents and grandparents for your support in making them all look so wonderful

On Friday 4th March, we are delighted to announce that we will be Celebrating the 25th World Book Day!!
We will be having a book filled day of fun with a few surprises along the way, for not just the children to enjoy - watch this space!
This year, we would love all the children to come to school dressed as a favoured book character. There will be prizes awarded for the most creative efforts in each year group. World Book Day, is the highlight of our annual ‘reading for pleasure’ events and we are excited to see all the different characters on display.
Thank you for your continued support.



Wheal Busy is Running a Book Club

After learning about how giving can help your wellbeing, Jorji and Jago in Wheal Busy decided to give their time to run a book club each Thursday. Today was the inaugural meeting. Well done both of you.

Ready, Steady, Read

A HUGE THANK YOU!!!! We are absolutely amazed at how many books we received today thanks to all your support with the Ready, Steady, Read last term. The photo really does not do the true amount justice! The children will benefit greatly from having new and exciting books to read and we can’t wait to get them on our shelves. Thank you for supporting us with our number 1 priority at Treleigh!

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

'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 Truleigh

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.