The Importance of Reading

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income.

We love books and we massively value the importance of teaching children to read, which we do through the daily teaching of phonics, daily whole class reading sessions, story-telling sessions, buddy-reading and generally immersing children in books to hopefully embed a love of reading.

But we NEED your help!  Nationally, not enough children are reading at home (with or without a parent) and without this extra reading practice we are unintentionally limiting their long-term opportunities.  We fully appreciate how busy parents and families are, which is why the only homework we ask of children is daily reading, along with some practice of their spellings and number facts.

 

World Book Day is on the 2nd March this year, and we will be celebrating it with the focus being very much on books, stories and the love (and importance) of reading – watch this space for further information, especially as we will also be inviting you to join us in the afternoon!

 

Both videos are slightly dated – but the message isn’t: Reading is a vital skill that is needed throughout life and opens up doors and opportunities.

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