Reading Matters

Our Greenfield teachers are always thinking about reading. What are our children’s favourite stories and books? Who are their favourite authors? Do we have ‘new’ and ‘in demand’ titles in our library? Do our children enjoy the special time during the week when their teacher reads to them?

Please ask your children these questions. It is vital that all of our Greenfield pupils become confident, fluent readers by the time they leave us. National data says that 1 in 4 children leave primary school unable to read. We do not want any of our pupils to become part of that awful statistic!

We are excited to tell you about a reading initiative that starts next week at Greenfield. Stourbridge Rugby Club are sending their coaches into primary schools to promote a great sport, but also to support our efforts in ensuring that every child in our school becomes a reader for life.

From Monday, we will have a rugby coach in school for the whole day. He will hear children from our Year 3 and 4 classes read during the morning, organise some lunchtime sports for a different year group each week and then he will work with our Year 3 and 4 classes during the afternoon on rugby skills.

We think this is a brilliant opportunity to show our pupils that you CAN do it all! Sport, reading, being a lovely human being…’s all possible if you set your mind to it!