‘We are Reading’
At the end of last term Bowerham Primary and Nursery School made the pledge to become a ‘We are Reading’ school. We have also been given the fantastic opportunity to be co-ordinating school for our cluster.
Research tells us that children who read widely are more likely to experience success than those who rarely read. The ‘We are Reading’ pledge means that schools across Lancashire will make a conscious effort to promote reading in their schools.
All schools involved in the scheme will work towards the five targets below:
- Become a reading school.
- Seek out every opportunity to improve standards in reading at school.
- Encourage reading for pleasure.
- Enable children to read in-depth in a wide range of subjects, deepening their knowledge and
understanding across the curriculum.
- Work with other schools, local libraries and other partners to promote reading as a life-long skill.
Keep an eye out on the Bowerham website and Facebook page to discover what our reading focus is for the whole school or in individual classes. These may change weekly, every few weeks or half termly. These updates will start with the phrase ‘We are Reading for/to…’
The campaign runs until March next year and we will keep you updated with all the activities we undertake as part of our pledge. I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that all our pupils should have a reading book and their communication diary with them at all times.
This half term to get started, ‘We are Reading for PLEASURE’.
Please use the link to http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk for lots of wonderful free resources to use at home.