Church Street
Retford Nottinghamshire
DN22 9HQ

01427 880342

Sturton C of E Primary School



Dear School Community,

As a school we recognise the impact reading has on a child's life. Mr Elliott and myself, as Literacy Leader, have undertaken much training and explored intense research, which has proven how significant that reading regularly has on a child's attainment, their ability to access the wider curriculum but also how reading can improve their own mental health and well-being. At Sturton-Le-Steeple, we do our upmost to encourage a love of reading and provide all of our children with the best possible start to their reading journey. 

We are proud and excited to share with you our Reading Video (scroll down to view) which we are urging you to take

the time to watch at your own leisure. 

I would like to thank the staff for all of their input and of course the children who filmed to showcase their reading journey. 

Any feedback would be gratefully received, particularly if it has made you more aware of what reading looks like at our school. 

Thank you. 

Mrs Gibson. 

Dear Parents,

Every Friday your child will be taking part in Special Writing (Y1-Y6). This will start next week.

During this time, the children practise their descriptive writing, grammar skills, and also learn new vocabulary- vocabulary being something that is so important for children to learn.

With this in mind, your child's class teacher has set up a 'Voice Your Vocab!' area on your child's Google Classroom for Classes 2 & 3. (For the children in Class 1, the picture will be sent home in their book bags.) You will find the image that your child will describe during their special writing that week. As a staff team, we think it would be great for you and your child to look at the picture and think of some fantastic vocabulary that they could use in their description. Can they test their teacher? Has their teacher heard of the word before? 

Let's get our children hooked on words!

Any questions, please just ask.

Thank you.