At Wybunbury Delves, we actively promote a love of reading. We aim to enable our pupils to read confidently, fluently, accurately and with understanding. We aim to foster an interest in words and their meanings and to gain an appreciation of books from a variety of genres. Our learning is holistically planned around quality texts.
It is our aim to encourage all our children to become confident and enthusiastic readers. We encourage our children to read and to enjoy looking at a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, and to take their books home to share with their parents as this supports their reading progress in school.
Reading for Pleasure
This is at the heart of our reading policy. Throughout the year, events are planned to promote reading for pleasure in the school community. These events include dress up days linked to authors, activities linked to World Book Day is celebrated annually, where both children and staff dress up as book characters, visits to Nantwich library, author visits and Summer Reading Challenge 6 book award. Years Reception to Year 2 invite parents and grandparents in as 'Mystery Readers' where they share a book to the class. This is something we look forward to each week!
Each class has their own reading website where they can see their Reading Challenge list for the year, complete book reviews and play reading games.
It is our aim to allow children the opportunity:
The classroom environment
Each classroom has a dedicated reading area which includes a variety of class books (fiction and non-fiction) which the children can choose and read for pleasure. These appeal to different readers and also reluctant readers. A selection of banded books are also available for use during independent reading.
Julia Donaldson's top reading tips
Julia Donaldson has written some of the most popular and best-loved children's stories including The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Highway Rat, Zog and Stick Man.
She is also the author of the popular phonic Songbirds series, part of Oxford Reading Tree published by Oxford University Press.
Watch these videos of Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson talking about some simple and fun ways you can help your child with their reading at home. Guaranteed to make reading fun and help your child develop a love of reading. Julia Donaldson's top reading tips
Julia Donaldson has written some of the most popular and best-loved children's stories including The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Highway Rat, Zog and Stick Man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV_QTluceBA
Oxford Owl is a free website built to support you with your child's learning. You'll find age-specific reading and maths tips and activities, eBooks, and lots of fun ideas to really bring your child's learning to life. You will also find support and advice on a range of questions you may have — including helping your child with their phonics, motivating boys to read and ensuring your child is doing their best in maths.
This website provides information about the national Bookstart scheme and the Bookstart packs that your child will receive as a baby, a toddler and at age three to four. It also gives information about sharing books with your child. You can find out about Bookstart events in your area, which you can attend with your child.