"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."
~ Walt Disney
Our aim is for children to become confident and independent readers who gain both pleasure and insight from the reading activities and texts they engage with. Reading is an essential skill for participation in all areas of life. Competence enables enjoyment and appreciation of literature and access to information from a variety of sources.
We recognise the value of reading aloud to children, in order to improve their grasp of story language, to enthuse them with a love of books and inspire them as writers.
To continue to highlight and encourage children to read, many exciting and rewarding activities are arranged in school to promote the pleasure and knowledge that can be gained from books, i.e. “Book Week”, visits by published authors, skilled story-tellers, in school performances by professional theatre groups, and through the making of books.
At Ray Lodge, we love reading!
Helping your child with reading
Reading with your child is vital. Research shows that it's the single most important thing you can do to help your child's education. It's best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for it every day.
Think of ways to make reading fun - you want your child to learn how pleasurable books can be. If you're both enjoying talking about the content of a particular page, linger over it for as long as you like.
Books aren't just about reading the words on the page, they can also present new ideas and topics for you and your child to discuss.
Tips for helping your child to enjoy books: