Earith Primary School

Mrs M's Reading Blog

Reading is the most important thing a child will ever learn. It underpins everything at school, and beyond school. Reading builds language and vocabulary; it allows children to transport to magical places around the world and fills their heads with a rich array of knowledge. Reading invokes curiosity, empathy and develops emotional intelligence. Most importantly, it provides our children with an essential life skill that they need to unlock, in order to succeed in their future life. 

This blog will celebrate the rich culture of reading here at Earith Primary School.

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21.11.22

Capturing Reading Contributions 

During class story (Dave’s Cave) in Daffodil class, Paddy was quick-off the-mark to identify – based on his knowledge of the book – that when Dave did eventually find the cave he longed for….it was his own; home sweet home! 

Then this: when posed the question by me (Mr Abbs): ‘There are no words, but just one picture on the last page; what do you think it is?’, Georgie was able to describe exactly what was going on in the picture without even seeing it…. 

Georgie & Paddy – the ‘Inferential Detectives’: fabulous listening; fabulous watching; fabulous comprehension.

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18.11.22

What a wonderful conversation between two children from Thistle Class on a Friday morning. Both children were comparing two class reading books - both thinking carefully about characters, settings and plots. 
The love of reading certainly shone through!
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10.11.22

What a BUMPER week in the library!
 
This week, our dedicated librarians have certainly been busy. With so many children wanting to spend time reading and browsing in the library, additional librarians were drafted in to deal with the rush!
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04.11.22 

Ready…Steady…BOOKCLUB!

What a fabulous sight this afternoon!

Book clubis up and running again, with a wide selection of exciting books for all ages.

Children thoroughly enjoyed browsing, discussing, and choosing books to save up for. 

Book Club – Every Friday!

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21.10.22: Teas & Coffee in the Library

Refreshments were served in the library this week during Parents’ Evenings.  Lovely to see our parents having a look at our books and a catch-up with staff in this warming environment.

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As if the advantages for reading weren’t obvious enough…here’s a visual reminder, children: 

20.10.22: Dear Mr Abbs 

Letters started appearing under my office door, closely proceeded by – what can only be described as – chortles, giggles and mild-mannered screams… 

…they want something, but what was it this time? 

Books!    

Thank goodness – not another request for a chocolate fountain or a waterslide in the pool! 

Specific book titles children in Dahlia are desperate to read.  

Well…when they ask so nicely, and write so beautifully, how could I possibly say no? Watch this space! 

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14.10.22:   54 Beautiful Books! 

We have two new displays celebrating reading in school – here’s one of them – Book Study. 

Over the course of the Academic Year, pupils from all four classes will study 54 books, linked to their learning in English lessons, and in some cases, across other subjects. This display will celebrate these books.   

It will be a visual opportunity, as the year progresses for pupils to revisit, remember and celebrate just one aspect of their rich reading journey here at Earith Primary School. 

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6.10.22
 And another link with a famous author...
Author Andy Shepherd was delighted to receive letters from Bluebell Class. After reading the first 2 books in the series, children were inspired to share their own ideas with the author. Not only did Andy Shepherd write a personal letter to Bluebell Class, she also included a wealth of information about the development of her characters.
What's more...Mrs Lawrence had the opportunity to meet and discuss books with Andy!
A fantastic series of books - available from our library!  
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Library open for business at lunchtime! 

New, exciting book titles have been added and the librarians have been trained. 

This week, our wonderful librarians have welcomed and supported children during our lunchtime library sessions. 

Exciting times!

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23.09.2022 
Exciting times! Our new reading journals (trialled in Dahlia Class) have certainly captured the thoughts and emotions of our readers.
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12.09.2022

Story Time happens every day here at school.  Mr Abbs has recently enjoyed reading Gorilla & Grandpa to Thistle…

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‘I liked it when the Gorilla dressed in dad’s clothes.  Hannah’s dad didn’t have much time for her but in the end, he took her to the zoo’ (Amelia: Thistle Class)

 …Penguin and Yeti And The Bird with Daffodil Class

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My favourite bit was when Ben came flying out of the lion’s mouth and when penguin bit lion on the nose!’

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‘Everyone was scared of Yeti so they left him alone.  In the end, he made friends with a little bird’

(Elsie H: Daffodil Class)

09.09.2022

Our fabulous new library, fully-stocked with great books.  New librarians appointed - ready and raring to go!

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Week 1 in school and already children are being awarded our brand-new reading certificates for their reading endeavours - fantastic.

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Children across school this week have been getting stuck into some of our new books, including children in Upper Key Stage Two reading with their buddies.

 

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