There is no question about the fact that good readers do better in their learning than poor readers. As research from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) states: ‘Developing a love of reading can be more important for a child’s educational success than their family’s socio-economic background’.
Next week is World Book Day on Thursday 7 March. Every year it is rewarding to see such a clear love of books and reading in our school, as our children amaze us with their creative character costumes. The simple costumes are often the most effective, so please don’t spend lots of money on ready-made outfits. A touch of make-up, some-cast off clothes and a little bit of imagination is all you need.
Thanks to National Book Tokens, we shall be distributing £1 World Book Day book tokens to our Greenfield children. When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to a bookshop and swap it for one of the 12 (exclusive, new and completely FREE) World Book Day books. If you’d prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book instead. Alternatively, if you’d rather get an audiobook, that’s fine too! It’s your choice, just as long as the book or audiobook costs at least £2.99. Then all you have to do is take your book home and enjoy it.