“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin. “Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” – Lena Dunham
We are very excited to be introducing a new reading scheme across the school. The books will be matched to their reading level, based on pre-assessments, and will match the sounds they are learning in phonics in Reception and KS1. The books will also be available online - for more details please see the documentation below.
Most importantly don't forget to read with your children regularly it really does make a massive difference!
The benefits of reading are well documented. Research carried out by the National Literacy Trust suggests that children and young people who:
- read daily are four times more likely to read above the level expected for their age compared with their peers who don’t read daily,
- have good reading skills are four times as likely to have good financial skills than their peers who have poor reading skills,
- are the most engaged with literacy are three times more likely to have higher levels of mental wellbeing than children who are the least engaged.