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Reading has astonishing benefits for children: comfort and reassurance, confidence and security, relaxation, happiness and fun. It builds self-esteem, vocabulary, feeds imagination and even improves their sleeping patterns.

Our Reading Policy

  • The expectation is that children will read daily (and three times per week to an adult.
  • Pupils who read three times per week to an adult receive Reading Reward points, which can be exchanged for rewards throughout the school year.
  • While in school, pupils should read a book from their allocated book band: we review these regularly using the STAR Reader assessment.
  • While we recommend that pupils read books from the appropriate band at home, too, we recognise that they may wish to explore additional reading material in their own time, particularly non-fiction texts.

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Workshops for Parents

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