We are always looking for new and innovative ways to get all our children to love reading. Here’s the latest fun idea:
Dads, grandads, uncles, big brothers and cousins … we would like to invite you to come in and surprise your child (and their class) by being one of our mystery readers in one of our book share times at the end of the school day.
Male reading role models are critical for transforming boys into readers. Boys at this age pay close attention to the men in their lives and need to see that reading is valued by them.
To join in with this initiative simply speak to your child’s teacher to arrange a mutually convenient date.
Worried you don’t know what to read? Or don’t have a suitable book? Don’t worry, your class teacher can provide you with something suitable that you can even have in advance (in case you want to practise your voices!)
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.
‘Read around the World’ is our new Reading Challenge for the whole school. We hope that this will offer all of our children a fun framework for reading for pleasure, which we know can boost academic success and personal wellbeing.
The objective of this challenge is to read 9 books set in different countries around the world. In this way, children can get a glimpse of cultures that may be different to our own, highlighting the similarities and differences in the way we live and the problems we may face. This is increasingly important if we are to enable our children to become successful global citizens in today’s highly interconnected world.
To take part, children choose a book from another country and read it. If you are looking for book ideas, check out the diversity section of the Books for Topics website: Booklists: Diverse and Inclusive Books for Primary Schools (booksfortopics.com) Once they have completed their book, they (with your help) should write the title and author of the book, the date it was read and the country it was set in. They should then find the country on the map and colour it in, creating a key to link it to the map. Once they have completed all 9 books they should bring their sheet to their class teacher, who will ask them some questions about which books they enjoyed most and why and which countries they were based in. Children who successfully complete the challenge will be awarded a certificate and small prize in merit assembly.
Meet some of our amazing reading volunteers, who are a vital part in helping us to bring the joy of reading to our children!
These enthusiastic volunteers offer their free time to regularly listen to our children read. If you have any time to spare, you could be part of our amazing reading squad. Each year we invite a team of enthusiastic volunteers to spend a little time regularly with our children listening to them read. This time is crucial, not only to give children additional reading practice, but also to help children feel valued as readers.
If you think you would like to join our reading squad, please speak to, or email the office email@example.com
Listen to what a couple of our children think about having volunteers in to hear them read.
Join our poetry club on Mondays after school to explore share and learn some great poems together.
Well done to all our entrants to the Poetry by Heart competition but many congratulations on the outstanding achievement of Aurora (Class 6) in being selected as a national finalist in the 2022 Poetry By Heart competition. Poetry By Heart is a national poetry recitation competition and website for teaching and learning poetry - by heart, out loud, with choice. As a finalist she has been offered the opportunity to attend an all-expenses paid Finalists’ Celebration Event at Shakespeare’s Globe at the Southbank, London. It is a great achievement to reach this stage of such a prestigious national competition.
See our videos page to hear all of our entries this year.
World Book Day
Listen to our World Book Day readings. Which class do you think won?
Check the library for our latest shelfie and submit your ideas for which member of staff it belongs to. The mystery shelfie owner and the winning guess will be announced in Merit Assembly.
Thank you to all the children who joined in with the Read for Good Sponsored Read. We raised £332.50 for children in hospitals to receive story telling opportunities and we have received a voucher, enabling every class to choose their own book for their class library.
Well done Stratton!