Reading for Pleasure
Reading for pleasure is at the heart of our reading curriculum. We believe that reading is the entitlement of every child. Our aim is for every child to choose to read, enjoy reading and read regularly now and for the rest of their lives. If they do this, they will benefit academically, socially, emotionally and in terms of their health.
Staff at St. Brigid’s work hard to develop their knowledge of children’s books and take time to get to know the children as readers so that they can support and share their reading experiences.
All classrooms have a reading area with a range of fiction and non-fiction texts that are appropriate for our pupils age and reading levels.
Reading aloud is a crucial part of reading for pleasure at St. Brigid’s. Every class has a reading aloud session every day. The children enjoy listening to a story for enjoyment without stopping to study the book as they would in a lesson.
Every lunchtime, children have access to a range of age appropriate picture books to read outside and share together.
During the school year, the children share their love of reading with our school community through events such as World Book Day and our wider community through events such as our local Book Festival. We also hold a Book Club where children have the opportunity to visit our local library for a story telling session and to borrow books to encourage reading for pleasure.
We encourage all our parents to share books with their children. Reading a story is fun - it's a time for closeness, laughing and talking together: set aside some time, ask your child to choose a book, sit close together, point to the pictures, encourage your child to talk about the book and lastly, above all - make it fun!
There are a list of suggested book titles that are appropriate for different age ranges that can be found in the Reading curriculum are of our website.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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