We believe that reading is one of the most important things that a child can learn to do. Not only does it help them to access their learning but it also opens the door to a world full of fun and adventures. In our reading sessions, we like to encourage our children to discuss what they have read, argue their theories about what will happen next and share their opinions. We teach a range of comprehension skills as set out in the National Curriculum.
Read on to find out more about how we encourage a love of reading.
Reading for Pleasure
Our children love having the chance to just sit down and enjoy a good book and we appreciate how important this is to their development. Not only in terms of their reading and comprehension but also their understanding of new vocabulary and new situations. We are extremely lucky to have two amazing libraries which the children access on a weekly basis. These libraries are jam packed with hundreds of exciting books which we review regularly. We also have different events which happen throughout the week to encourage reading.
Throughout each half term we have lots of opportunities where our older and younger children get to read together. This is fantastic chance for the children to share their favourite books and to enjoy reading. It is lovely to see them sitting together, sharing stories and developing their reading.
We host our very own Reading Café every Thursday morning from 8.20am until the start of school. It is a chance for all of our pupils to enjoy a book with their grown up whilst sitting in one of our comfy bean bags and enjoying a biscuit or two! Why not come and join in next week?
Story times are one of our favourite times of the day. It is chance for our children to sit down and listen to their teacher read their class novel. To ensure that the children hear a range of different texts and stories we have them mapped out across the school so that children can experience heritage texts, classic texts and those from other cultures. Towards the end of each academic year children get to vote on which text they would like to read in Summer 2 based on what they have read throughout the year. Story Time Reading Journey Link
We asked our children what they would will to see more of in reading and by popular demand we have brought back our ERIC time. ERIC is a chance for the children to sit and enjoy a book of their choice straight after lunch. It gives them time to relax during registration before settling back into their afternoon lesson.
Click on the colour book band that your child is reading to find out more information on how to support them at home.