Reading with your child and being positive about reading is vital. Beyond providing basic physical and emotional care it is the single most important thing you can do to help your child’s education. It’s best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for it every day.
Make time to read with your child throughout their time in school. Year 6 pupils benefit just as much as reception pupils.
Promoting reading outside the classroom/for pleasure
Aside from Accelerated Reader, you will see:
Sharing a class reader ‘story-time’
Listening and telling stories (including use of audio-visual media)
Visiting the school library and the local library in Hoo (weekly visits set up for PiPs classes)
Reading corners/areas in all classrooms
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Independent reading for pleasure named, valued and timetabled: ‘Shared reading’ in FS, ‘Book bag time’ in KS1 and ‘Treasured 10’ in KS2
Rewarding reading in year groups: reading stars in FS, stickers in kS1 and reading certificates in KS2 as well as from y6 Librarians who give out reading certificates in Celebration assemblies
Regular visits from authors & actors undertaking book based workshops
School-wide World Book Day celebrations