Reading is an intrinsic part of our teaching. In addition to the regular reading lesson in which children practise fluency and develop the skills of reading, every lesson is planned to include reading. The teachers share a story with their class at least once a day and the children are expected to practise reading at home, daily, with an adult. In addition to the reading area in each classrooom, each phase has its own library allowing children to access a wide selection of books.
Each class has a Reading Ambassador who works closely with Miss McCarthy to promote a love of reading across the school. One of their first actions was to create a list of reader’s rights.
Class Reading Corners
Each classroom has their own reading area. They stock a range of books, including recommendations from the adults in the room. These books are enjoyed in school.
The children visit the well stocked Phase Library to select books to enjoy at home. These books are labelled with Accelerated Reading bands to help the children to choose and the children can complete quizzes when they have finished the book.
We also have a growing collection of books in our lending library in the office area in school.
You can take books home to share with your children or encourage your child to come and pick their own to borrow.
Feel free to take them home to share together and return when you’re done.
Each class regularly visits the local library, giving the children an opportunity to browse and choose books to borrow and bring back to school to enjoy.
We also celebrate reading through special events such as author visits and of course, World Book Day.
Recommended Reading Lists
As well as being an enjoyable pastime, reading impacts hugely on children’s writing ability and general learning. It is important therefore for children to read as much as possible, both at home and in school, so we have put together a recommended reading list for each year group across the school.
If your child is struggling to read any of the titles on the list independently you can give them access to these great books by reading to them.
This is not an exhaustive list, but it represents a cross-section of books suitable for your child’s year.
Information for Parents
Each term we send parents Reading Newsletters with information and ideas to promote reading at home
We also hold parent workshops throughout the year on all aspects of reading.