Reading

At Wilmslow Grange, we believe that one of our core responsibilities is to foster a love of reading in our pupils. We make every effort to ensure that each child leaves our school able and keen to read, with understanding and enjoyment.

There are three main strands that support this development:

Children reading at home every day and reading to/discussing books with an adult as often as possible.

Children learning and developing reading skills in their classes during whole class, group and individual reading sessions.

Children making use of our School Library and the Public Library to develop and explore their reading as a hobby and as a means to support and extend their learning across the curriculum.

We have been doing lots of work on our School Library and the fiction part is now ready for children to use. They will receive training at school and will be encouraged to borrow books as often as possible.

You can find out more about the books we have on offer in school through our

library website (you will need to install Microsoft Silverlight for the page to become active).

The children will be taught how to use this website to search for books they would like to read, reserve books, browse suggestions, write on-line reviews and make requests for new books. The children will also be taught to use the iMLS app that runs on the school iPads, which is available for free download to tablets and smartphones at home:

http://www.microlib.co.uk/home/iMLS.aspx

Children are also welcome to become more involved in the running of the school library and to develop their interest in reading as a hobby by attending Library Club on a Monday from 3.15-4pm

You should also have had information about our Whole School Reading Challenge which is based on the Book Trust's '100 Best Books'. Your child may like to explore their website, which is full of reviews and recommendations for books suitable for different age bands and reading abilities:

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/100-best-books/

Please see the attachments below, or speak Mrs Hardisty if you need further information about our Reading Challenge.

 

 

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Contact the School

Wilmslow Grange Primary School

Wilmslow Grange Community Primary School & Nursery,
Ullswater Road,
Handforth,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire,
SK9 3NG

Main Contact: For initial public or parent queries please contact Mrs. Wendy Fogarty

Tel: 01625 526566
admin@wilmslowgrange.cheshire.sch.uk