Recommended Reading

We want our children to be passionate readers.

Our role is to instil and nurture a love of reading for all our pupils. We have an extensive and exciting range of books for the children to read and a well stocked school library. Our aim is to provide books that are both stimulating and challenging.

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance.

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

Make a difference!

Reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

Parents are the most important educators in a child’s life – even more than their teachers – it’s never too early to start reading together.

Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page.

Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work too. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.

As children start to learn to read at school, you can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books. Find out what interests them, help them to find books that will be engaging and fun, and spend time reading the books they bring home from school together.

All you do is to look. At a page in this book. Because that's where we always will be. No book ever ends. When it's full of your friends.

Roald Dahl – Author