We want to nuture a love of reading in all the children at Acle St Edmund Primary. Developing children's reading is a partnership between home and school. We want parents to feel confident with supporting their childrens reading at home, whatever their ability or interests.
We have a range of reading schemes in school, which are colour coded according to reading levels. These books are read at school and are also taken home for extra practice. Our schemes include ‘Oxford Reading Tree’, ‘Story Worlds’, ‘Collins Big Cat’ and ‘All Aboard’. We purchased new books in 2020 to replace some of our older scheme books.
As the pupils gain in fluency and independence, they progress from the scheme books and begin to choose reading material from our well stocked library.
We also have guided reading sessions in class which are led by the teachers. This time is for learning reading strategies, sharing a book in a small group and practising reading skills. We have a range of fiction and non-fiction texts to use for this purpose.
We have a well stocked school library and use the School Library Service to develop our reading provision, as well as visiting the local library. We organise curriculum enrichment days which generate enthusiasm for books and stories, for example storytelling days, World Book Day and 'Story Café'.
Below you will find a collection of resources and suggestions, which we hope you find helpful. Reading at home is vitally important to childrens attainment and progress in school. To help us please could you make sure that you contribute to childrens reading records, with whatever reading you have done at home. Thank you.