“Pupils who enjoy reading have higher overall reading scores and higher scores in sentence completion and passage comprehension compared with their peers who don’t enjoy reading. The differences are also visible in reading ages with the gap between those who enjoy reading and those who don’t increasing with age. Thus, these findings clearly demonstrate the importance of reading enjoyment to children’s outcomes.” (Clark and Teravainen, Celebrating Reading for Enjoyment: Findings from our Annual Literacy Survey 2016, June 2017)
During this year, staff will be developing strands 1 and 4 by developing our understanding of children’s literature and other texts and by taking part in the Willingdon 10,000 Book Challenge to become “teachers who read and readers who teach” (Cremin, T., Mottram, M., Collins, F., Powell, S., Safford, K. (2014) Building Communities of Engaged Readers London: Routledge)
Click back to this page at the end of term 1 to find out more about the staff reading.