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.
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.
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!
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.
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.