We love reading!
To see some of the most popular books for children in 2017 open the document below from the Book Trust.
Our wonderful reading areas
In September 2017 we were very lucky to receive a sum of money in order to create fabulous and long lasting reading areas in each class. Each class teacher used their own creativity and support from volunteers to bring reading to life in their classrooms. Some of the funding was used to purchase high quality texts for use in class and to read at home. A huge thanks must go to Mrs Morris for making this happen.
Supporting your child with their reading
Family involvement is an important part of our reading ethos. We know that children who are supported with their reading at home are more likely to enjoy reading and often achieve highly at school. We want the reading culture that is developed at Brinsworth Howarth to reach the homes of our pupils.
You can support your child's reading by doing the following:
- Hear them read at home and talk to them about what they have read.
- Ask them questions to see how well they understand it.
- Read more complex texts to them so that they hear a richer vocabulary.
- Explain the meanings of words to them that they are unfamiliar with
Julia Donaldson, the famous children's author, has some wonderful top tips for parents and carers and can be found here
Please feel free to download the parent support booklets for extra advice on supporting your child with reading.
Once Upon a Picture
Pictures and images are such a valuable tool in developing children's creative thinking. They are immediate and stimulate the imagination. Images and questions can be used to prompt discussion and increase children's vocabulary. Try using some of the images to develop your child's thinking and inference skills.