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Reading for Pleasure

Don't forget to take a look at our English page as there is lots more information there too!

Just go to curriculum and click on the 'English' icon.

Website to check out -  Loads of excellent advice, ideas, new books out and stories to listen to. Well worth a look. 


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City of Readers

Encouraging children to read for pleasure is a very important part of the ethos in school. As a city Liverpool prides itself in being 'a city of readers'.
To celebrate this we will be holding a variety of activities and events that will help promote reading for pleasure.
 These will include; story clubs, story sessions in our library, book lending, author visits, reading challenges and maybe even a visit from a storyteller.
For some activities we will be asking for parent participation, so please keep an eye on this website for more details.
 Our journey started in January 2014 when we transformed our corridors into a 'living' book. The children were able to read and participate in reading and writing activities throughout the school. The story we used was 'The Jolly Postman' and we were all very excited about this! We have gone on to successful promote 'living' books around school and the children have enjoyed many writing/reading activities which came from this. This term we have focused on The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and we will be doing a variety of activities relating to the book.


Thank-you to all parents who supported our Roald Dahl day - the children had a great day.



Don't forget that we have a selection of books located by the office (adult and children), that you can borrow 'overnight' to read to your child as their bedtime story. Please remember to bring them back the next morning so that other children can enjoy them. Thank-you.


National Poetry day 

The children enjoyed meeting up and sharing messages with their pared reading class during the day. Lots of fun was had by all!

The theme was messages.


Our 'Reading Cafe' will be open once again in the summer term and will be located on top grass (weather permitting). Details to follow. All parents are welcome to come along and read with their children, enjoy refreshments, talk about reading and have fun. We have a book swap box so bring a book and swap it for a different one, (children and adults).


 Here are some handy hints and tips to help you teach your child to read:

  • Keep reading times short and only re-read the story if your child wants to.
  • Take it in turns to read parts of the story and give plenty of praise to your child. They may even praise you in return!
  • Try to do an activity that is related to the book. For example, if the story is about going shopping, take your child for a walk to the shops.
  • Remember any reading is positive reading, from reading comics to reading street signs, it’s all good practice.

This year we are also encouraging the older children to read to the younger ones. Some Year 2 children are reading to Nursery children and some Year 5 children are coming over to read to Year 1 children.




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