Encouraging our children’s reading habits

The staff at St. Philip’s have been sharing their ‘reading journeys’ with the children over the last few weeks. We hope to encourage them to persevere if it gets challenging and to be inspired to read more for pleasure. 

A lot of our reading journeys included vivid memories of reading with a special adult at home, and so we’re excited for our children at St. Philip’s as they build their own special reading memories with you. 

We know that finding the right time to read with our children can sometimes be hard, so please see the notice above for some top tips. 

Many thanks for your continued support. 

Mrs Callow 

Victoria Art Gallery

On Wednesday, Osprey class visited the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath to see the Lady Hare, work of artist, Sophie Ryder. The children discovered that she found objects and recycled materials and used them to create several sculptures, namely animals. In a similar way – after exploring the gallery and her sculptures – they created their own animal masks using scrap and unwanted objects.



Children’s Author- Andy Seed


We were so excited to have Andy Seed in our school yesterday.  He came to our class for a workshop and shared some of his favourite parts from the books he has written.  He is a very funny man and had us all laughing with his jokes, riddles and ridiculous facts!

At lunchtime, his books sold like hot cakes, and he had a queue out of the door full of children wanted to buy a signed book from the man himself. He was inspired to become an author when he met one as a child, so let’s see where his inspiring visit takes our St. Philip’s children in the future!