Reading is given a high priority across school. Jenny Turner (STA) has a love of literature, and is an enthusiastic 'book worm'; Jenny shares her love of books with our Key Stage Two children, and is instrumental in our Guided reading with these pupils! We encourage members of our community to come into school and be 'Reading Buddies' with our children... 'Nanas' Hazel, Doreen, Pauline and Mrs Brown are firm favourites of our children!
Ofsted (July 2019) recognised our love of reading:
Pupils read widely and often. Those who read to the inspector did so with enjoyment, fluency and understanding. They talked about their favourite authors and had a clear understanding of the meaning of the texts they read. Leaders have worked hard to engage parents in their children’s reading. For example, pupils are motivated by the prospect of ‘earning’ tokens for new books when they demonstrate that they have read to an adult at home on a specific number of occasions. This is having a positive impact on the progress pupils are making in reading.