At Pinfold Street Primary, the children begin reading by building up their phonic sounds (RWI).
Every classroom has a speed sound chart to help children with their sounds when reading and also their spellings.
We think it’s really important for children to learn to love reading and want to read often. Each term we run a different reading challenge whereby children who read often are able to win prizes, collect house points or raise money for charities.
During the first half of the spring term, our family reading challenge was a great success! Children were asked to read at least 5 times each week in order to be invited to our special cinema evening. The children absolutely loved staying after school with their friends to watch a film in their pyjamas (and they even had tasty snacks).
During the second half of the spring term, Pinfold Street Primary are taking part in the Readathon. Lots of children in schools all over the United Kingdom are reading to raise money for children’s hospitals. The money raised will provide children’s hospitals with storyteller visits and a big bookcase full of brand new books which is changed every 6 weeks.
You can read more about the Readathon here:
All children are encouraged to read at school and at home. To encourage children to read for pleasure, our classrooms have stimulating and interactive book corners so that the children can relax with a book. The book corners all have different themes, such as, The Jungle Book, Spiderman, Harry Potter, Minions and there’s even an army base!