We are really having a big push on reading this term and we need your support at home to ensure that all our children become both book lovers and avid, independent readers. We are very keen to ensure that all children have the chance to enjoy the wonderful wealth of children’s literature in school but all children need the help and support of parents to help them develop their interest in books and a life-long love of reading. A report based on research from the National Literacy Trust suggests that young people who read outside class are 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age! This is an impressive statistic. Parents who read with their children and also make sure their children read independently help their children to do really well not only in English but in other subjects.
Make sure you come and have a look at our Parents’ Evening Book Fair, if you haven’t done so already. It’s a celebration of reading that puts the very best books directly into our pupils’ hands. The mobile bookcases are packed with over 200 of the newest and best books from over sixty publishers. This year we have run a Book Fair poster competition. The quality of the entries has been excellent and we shall be announcing the winner in our Whole School Assembly on Monday morning.