Happiness is. . . reading with your child!

Studies have shown the enormous benefits of reading to and with your child throughout primary school and beyond – your child will benefit socially, emotionally and will make impressive strides educationally. But most importantly, they LOVE it!

At Whickham Parochial we are absolutely committed to supporting our children to develop a lifelong love of reading. We want to ask you to help with this by committing to reading a book for pleasure – out loud –  to or with your child at least three times each week. Now, we know that spending time reading is its own reward, but we would also like to add a bit of a ‘thank you’ from us to show how much we appreciate it.

Every completed reading log that you hand back into school will be recorded, and after five have been handed in your child will receive a chocolate goody and a certificate in assembly. Even more excitingly, every returned log will also become a raffle ticket – with a half termly draw to win family days out in fabulous venues around our region!

Reading logs will be given out by your child’s teacher after Easter, and extra ones will be made available both in the classroom and at the school office. There is no limit to how many you enter into the raffle, so feel free to read as much as you like!

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the benefits of reading aloud, please feel free to come and talk to me. I’ve also added some information in the documents below to give you a little bit of background.

Many thanks in advance, Mrs Walton

why read aloud Read Aloud – Why Read Aloud


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