Reading at St Peter & St Paul
As a school we aim to:
• provide a rich and stimulating reading environment.
• enable children to read with confidence, accuracy, fluency, understanding and enjoyment.
• foster an enthusiasm for and love of reading for life.
• identify accurate levels of attainment in reading for each child.
• develop comprehension skills of retrieval, inference and deduction.
To find out more about how we teach reading see our Reading Policy
Race to Read
As a school, we are passionate about reading. During the school day, your child will be involved in a range of reading activities: independently, on a one-to-one basis with an adult, in small guided reading groups or in whole class reading lessons.
Reading at home for pleasure has a big impact on children’s development. This year we are launching a new reward system for children reading at home called: ‘Race to Read’. Every time your child reads at home, sign and make a comment in their reading record book. Each day the class staff will record how many times your child has read. Every child who has read five times or more in a week (Thursday to Thursday) will get a raffle ticket and a book will be awarded to one lucky winner in Celebration Worship on a Friday. In addition to this, the percentage of children reading five times or more in each year group will be calculated and the year group with the highest percentage will move furthest along the race track. The year group who are in the lead at the end of the half term will receive a reward for their commitment to reading and teamwork.
Storytelling Sessions for Families with Younger Children
Every Wednesday this half term Mrs Ives will be leading storytelling sessions for families with younger children who are not yet old enough to be in school. These sessions will include sharing a story and creative activities that link to the book. Refreshments will be available. Each session will start at 2:30pm and will finish in time for you to collect children from school.