Buller Avenue, Preston, Lancashire PR1 9QQ

01772 742351

St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School

Nurturing hearts and minds

Reading Around School

We absolutely LOVE reading at St Mary Magdalen's!

Each class have some amazing books linked to our topics and we also have some of our favourites books in class too. 

We have our incredible library that we are developing this year, where we like to borrow a book and take it to one of our beautiful reading spaces around school. You can see some of those below.  

As well as our teachers, we are lucky to have an army of reading volunteers who come into school and read with classes every week.


Parents - There is no better gift than helping your child to read, at the bottom of this page you will se some tips for enjoying those moments together. Please if you need any help with supporting your child at home with reading, do let us know. We want to encourage children to read but we also want to develop a love of picking up a book and losing yourself to another world!


If you are looking for book inspiration, try this Top 100 books here


Don't take our word for it - here are some of our favourite reading quotes.....

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

"Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” —Malorie Blackman

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” —Walt Disney

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” —Frederick Douglass

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” —Victor Hugo

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” —J.K. Rowling

“Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.” —Jeanette Winterson

“What I love most about reading: It gives you the ability to reach higher ground. And keep climbing.” —Oprah Winfrey