At Wybunbury Delves, we actively promote a love of reading and reading for pleasure is at the heart of our reading policy. Our learning is holistically planned around quality texts. We aim to enable our children to read fluently, accurately and with understanding and confidence. We aim to foster an interest in words and their meanings and to gain an appreciation of books from a variety of genres. 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.
Click here to read what our children say about reading at Wybunbury Delves!
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.
Pre lockdown, we asked the children from Reception to Year 6 'Who is your favourite author?' and the results are in. These authors have been added to our reading area displays.
Reception's favourite author is Julia Donaldson.
Year 1's favourite authors are Oliver Jeffers, Roger Hargreaves, Julia Donaldson, Roald Dahl and Anthony Browne.
Year 2's favourite authors are Julia Donaldson, Kes Grey, Judith Kerr, Simon Bartman and Oliver Jeffers.
Year 3's favourite authors are Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, Liz Pichon, David Walliams and Daisy Meadows.
Year 4's favourite authors are JK Rowling, Liz Pichon, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeff Kinney and Roald Dahl.
Year 5's favourite authors are Tom Fletcher, Phillip Pullman, David Walliams, Dick King Smith and Terry Deary.
Year 6's favourite authors are JK Rowling, Rachel Renee Russell, Phillip Pullman, David Walliams and Michael Morpurgo.
We now have a world cup style competition to find out own ultimate favourite author at Wybunbury! This is having to be carried out virtually throughout this term but we are excited to find out who will make it through to the next stage.
*World Cup Author Champions had to be cut short due to lockdown so we are enjoying lots of our favourite authors in our reading areas!*
This year, we have been so lucky to use our fundraising money (thank you to our wonderful PTA) on new reading challenge books for every class. We have been so excited to have 50 new books per class and are now working towards our bronze, silver, gold and platinum badges once we have read these books.
In Key Stage One, all you need to do is record in their reading diaries that your child has read/had the story read to them. In key stage 2, the children are asked to write an online book review (using the links below) to recommend the book to others, which then helps others to choose a book!
The links below for each class can be found here on our school website https://www.wybunburydelves.co.uk/our-learning/english/reading.html
Each class has assigned points to the books depending on how long they are and points mean badges!
We know there are lots of children who have already achieved badges and it is great to see these being worn with pride around school.
Thank you for supporting your child's reading journey.
Each class has their own reading website where they can see their Reading Challenge list for the year, complete recommended read book reviews and play reading games.
*Sometimes the links can appear broken when using a tablet so please use a different year group's website to submit the book review and this will be forwarded to your child's teacher.
How can you support your child at home on their early reading journey?
Click here to read our Parent Information Leaflet on how we teach reading.
Here are 'Ten Top Tips' for reading at home.
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. Julia Donaldson's top reading tips are guaranteed to make reading fun and help your child develop a love of reading. Click here to watch.
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.