St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Lidgett Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2QD

Reading

As well as teaching children effective phonics we actively teach and promote reading for pleasure across the curriculum.

Across the school, all children have access to high quality age appropriate texts. 

Right from our youngest children in nursery children share books and listen to adults read daily, this progresses to individual reading with the teacher in reception in preparation for whole class reading  through the English Mastery programme which begins in Year 2, when the children are ready and have graduated from the RWI programme.

Children on the RWI programme are matched with an appropriate reading book that encourages them to practise decoding and understanding. They take a book home to read which mirrors the book shared in their group to increase confidence. Additionally, all chidlren take home an additional reading for pleasure book to enjoy with  their family. This will be a book chosen by the child to meet their interests or to reflect the current area of learning in the classroom.

All children were provided with a brand new school book bag last  year, which is now a compulsory part of our school uniform and must be in school every day. Children bring reading books home and are encouraged to read for ten minutes daily with an adult. School has implemented systems in line with our Covid risk assessments for exchanging books safely so that reading at home can continue and enjoyment of books is not hindered by the pandemic!

All children are also encouraged to choose books from class book corners to share at home with parents. Book corners have been developed in line with guidance from Ruth Miskin ( RWI) so that favourite fives are on display and multiple copies of the same texts are available to encourage informal book talk between pupils.

We have recently introduced talk though stories across school and the books shared in these sessions have been carefully selected to be age appropriate texts that children will enjoy accessing at home to read for pleasure. 

Please remember to return your books once you have shared the text so that others can enjoy them too.

Any questions please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher about how we can support you with your child’s reading.

Miss Jenkinson in EYFS is our school Reading Leader she will happily talk to any parents in school about reading or ways to support you to encourage your child to read more. Please call in at EYFS to speak to her or call the office on 01909 550123 to book an appointment

Here is the link to Dinnington Library. The staff are wonderful and will be happy to help. There are often activities taking place to encourage reading for pleasure and enjoyment of books ( and they are often free!)

https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/directory-record/3/dinnington-library-and-neighbourhood-hub

BoggledyBook will be back in school as soon as possible for a book fair.

Until they can visit us safely why not check out the  website and treat yourself to a new book www.boggledybook.co.uk