|Reading for pleasure refers to reading that we do of our own free will, anticipating the satisfaction that we will get from the act of reading. It also refers to reading that, having begun at someone else’s request, we continue because we are interested in it. It typically involves materials that reflect our own choice , at a time and place that suits us.|
At George Mitchell All Through School, we believe that reading should be a fundamental part of childhood and a skill which should be developed to support lifelong learning.
Our aim is to develop and embed a strong, sustainable reading culture within the school community. Confident and competent readers will foster a love of reading through a rich and varied experience of texts, in which they are empowered to exercise freedoms of choice and independence.
Adults in school are the pupils’ role models, so we demonstrate that we are readers by sharing with pupils what we are currently reading. Teachers and other adults talk enthusiastically about reading and weave their love of reading into assemblies and presentations. Authors and poets are invited into school and work with year groups.
We really urge you to encourage your child to keep up with all the brilliant reading they have been doing while at school.
There are numerous ways to access books and other reading resources, from your local library and bookshops to online audio books.
|Breaking down barriers to reading||Developing Communication Skills|
Does your child struggle to read due to dyslexia or visual stress? Are they reluctant to engage with books or read for pleasure? Barrington Stoke work with the best writers and illustrators to publish super-readable, accessible books that help every child experience the joy of reading.
From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, IXL helps learners develop the communication skills needed for success in school, university and career.