Please keep reading

posted in: Latest News 0

Please keep reading everybody!

Dear Parents,

“At this moment in our society, reading for pleasure, sharing stories, being able to escape our four walls through the pages of a book could be more important than ever. Reading can help with our mental health and well-being: reading for just 6 minutes has been shown to reduce stress levels by 68%. ” Read for Good website

Please do encourage your child to keep reading while they have extra time at home. You can access our recommended reading book lists for Key Stage 2 at https://st-edmunds-rc.oxon.sch.uk/star-readers/ (Huge congratulations to the children who are waiting for a certificate, badge or shield for their efforts in Reading. We will get them to you as soon as we can!)

 

Audible have made a selection of audio books free during school closures: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen It is really important that children listen to stories beyond their own reading level so they can learn new words and be exposed to different authors.

 

For children reading banded books Oxford Owl website have a large selection of eBooks very similar to the books we have in school for reading up through the books bands. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

You can also gain free access to the Big Cat reading scheme by clicking on the link below and completing the following steps.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

Click on the Teacher portal and enter

Username  parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password  Parents20!

And click  Login

 

Finally, Book start have lots of resources and suggestions as well.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/

Many thanks for your support,

Mrs Graham

Key Stage 2 English Leader