Reading for pleasure
Reading is the most powerful way to support your child’s education. Recent research demonstrates that reading with your child daily can improve their learning in all areas and is equivalent to making one a half years process. The item was on BBC news recently click here to read what was reported http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24116088 For the full report on the effect of reading click http://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisainfocus/48624701.pdf
We celebrated reading for pleasure week by having DEAR – Drop Everything And Read, where when a bell was rung everyone had to stop and read – absolutely everyone in the school.
Reading is made up of different skills and we aim to have every child reading by the age of 6 so that they can be independent in accessing the world of literature and all of the aspects of learning.
The most important is a love of reading and books. We try to be creative in the range of reading materials so we have established our non-fiction library which has now been catalogued using the same classifications as in a local library. We have also developed class libraries that house mostly fiction. Our Early Years, Year 1 to 4 have had lots of new books that so of which link to phonic phases and all of which are book banded. Book bands are a national way of grouping books according to their complexity. We have invested in an electronic reading scheme called Bug Club that is based on well-known film, TV and fictional characters from Dr Who to Batman to Timmy the Sheep. They have a range of reading material from comics to stories to play scripts for friends and families. You can gain access with your password once you have attended the workshop and signed the e-safety permission form. This can also be accessed via the reading and home learning part of our website.