Reading at Wallace Fields Junior School
Our mission is to promote love of reading quality texts
In order to achieve this the school will be:
- Introducing children to new vocabulary through word activities and reading good quality texts. Each child has their own WORD COLLECTOR book to record any words they find.
- Teachers will be taking children into our well stocked LIBRARY regularly to help them to choose good books. Library is also open on a Thursday lunchtime.
- Teachers will also be RECOMMENDING BOOKS in class and allowing children to share book experiences with each other.
- An AUTHOR VISIT arranged for February, celebration of World Book Day and of course our BOOK FAIR in the Spring Term.
- Children will be rewarded with a BOOK BINGO certificate for reading different genres.
How can parents help?
- Encourage children to try new books by different authors. Click here to https://www.booksfortopics.com/ks2 for recommendations for each year groups and also great ideas for books linked to topics we cover in each year group.
- Share books together
- Listen and discuss your child’s current book and also read to them
- Make sure your child has a book in school everyday
- Record when your child has finished a book in their homework diary or reading record so that they can achieve a ‘Book Bingo’ certificate
- Download the APP - The Reading realm which encourages thinking and talk about good books https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/app/
Reading at home
World Book Day Events
Wallace Fields Junior School is planning an amazing mini-book week at the end of February and beginning of March including a visit from two award-winning authors Maz Evans and Abi Elpinstone. For more about our plans and visiting authors see the documents below:
Book week 2020 information
Wallace Fields Junior School Book Club
In September 2019 we launched our Wallace Fields Junior School Book Club. Mrs Clarkson, one of our parents and a children’s book author, has volunteered to run this on Wednesday lunchtimes. It provides a wonderful opportunity for children of each year group to gather informally to discuss a book they have all read. Whilst obviously developing and extending their comprehension skills it will also develop their ability to express their own ideas and consider those of others. The club is organised in year groups and meets once a month to discuss their book. The club is free but parents will need to buy the chosen book or get the book out of the local library. Children sign up in September for the year.