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Read to Succeed

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"Education and reading are circular – the more a person has of one, the better the development of the other." Chall, 1996

Reading at home
Research shows that children who read with their family members at home have an increased likelihood of success at school.

Children at St Peter’s Junior School are expected to read five times a week at home.

This can be reading out loud to a family member, independent reading or even listening to an adult read a book and following the story.

Each child is given a diary in which to record his or her reading.

We ask that parents sign their child’s diary each week to confirm what they have read.

As an incentive, children who have read five times are entered into the school’s reading raffle, with the chance of winning prizes during Friday assembly. 

Don’t let your child miss out!

Reading for Pleasure

Reading enjoyment is more important in a child’s educational success than his or her background. OECD

Children who read for pleasure do better at school. Institute of Education
Parents are the most important reading role models for children. National Literacy Trust

Ten truths about reading:

  • Reading exercises your brain
  • Reading relaxes your body and calms your mind
  • Reading improves your concentration 
  • Reading improves your vocabulary
  • Reading develops your imagination
  • Reading helps you to develop empathy
  • Reading teaches you about the world
  • When you read you get better at reading
  • When you read you get better at writing
  • Children who read do better at school