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.
Our new library area has been populated with new books and is now up and running. Children have the opportunity to borrow books from the library on a weekly basis.
We would like to remind parents that a small section of our library contains books for parents. The library will be open to parents two days a week from 2:45 - 3:10. If parents would like to borrow books, please visit the office and leave your name and a £5.00 deposit (cost to replace torn, lost or damaged books). You will then be provided with a library card.