At Warwick Road Primary we recognise that reading is a multi-strategy approach to understanding the written word. It is not simply the decoding of black marks on the page but involves the ability to read a wide range of texts with understanding. Competence in reading is the key to independent learning. It is for this reason that we are placing a heavy emphasis on reading within our school.
Co-operation and support from parents is paramount if a child is to become a successful reader. We aim to send appropriate level reading books home on a weekly basis with your child's reading record book. We encourage parents and carers to leave comments in individual reading records, which will be monitored by staff and supported by classroom assistants. On occasions, we may ask your child to complete a book review about the book they have read to ensure they have a good level of understanding for the book band they are working at.
Reading should not be seen as just a 'school activity' but something that can be done anywhere.
National Poetry Day
On Thursday 8th October 2015, it was National Poetry Day. To celebrate, the children at Warwick Road School had the opportunity to listen to, perform and write their own poems.
KS1 children watched poems performed by famous poets before getting the chance to write and perform their own group poems to the class. In the afternoon, Reception and KS1 children swapped classes to listen to poems read by other teachers.
KS2 children spent the morning learning and rehearsing poems with their class and some classes even chose to write their own poems as well. In the afternoon, children took to the stage to perform their poem to the whole of KS2, using different props and musical instruments.
This half term, children have been busy showing off their reading skills in our before school club. On a Tuesday, the Year 2 classroom has opened its doors at 8.20 for parents to spend quality 1:1 reading time with their child. They have had the opportunity to play grammar games, explore a range of brand new and exciting resources and read a range of materials including comic books and interactive books.
Parents and children alike have been fantastic and have joined in with enthusiasm and eagerness.
We will be running the club again next half term and hope to see lots more friendly faces. A huge thank you to all the children and adults who have taken part this half term and made the club a success! We hope to see you again next half term.