Love to Read
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
At Dovedale Primary we aim to help children to become confident readers and enjoy books teaching them the key skills that they need. Our philosophy is driven by the determination that virtually every child in this school will learn to read regardless of social and economic circumstances, ethnicity, the language spoken at home and most special educational needs or disabilities.
Reading is at the centre of our curriculum, we feel it is essential that there is focused and dedicated time given to the teaching of reading. As well as daily reading activities there will time for reading for pleasure.
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” Emily Buchwald.
We have invested in lots of good quality books which are in three special libraries, one for Key stage 1, one for Year 3 and 4 and one for Year 5 and 6. The children really enjoy using these and regularly recommend good reads to their friends. Each class also has a reading corner which is stocked with lots of fiction and non-fiction texts.
Each week each teacher chooses a child to receive a 'Reading Star' certificate which recognises an individual child for their committment to reading.
Every half term we have a Bookworm award which is given to one child in each class. The child is rewarded with a £5 WHSmith voucher, we ask the children to buy a book , read it and then donate it to the school libraries.
“The stories we love best do live in us forever”. J K Rowling.
At Dovedale we love reading!
“Young people who enjoy reading very much are nearly five times as likely to read above the expected level for their age.” Children's and Young People's Today, National Literacy Trust.
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” Walt Disney.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr Seuss.
Go on.......... get in touch with your local library. You will love it!