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Reading at St Paul's


At St. Paul’s we are committed to fostering a love of reading within our children, developing within them a desire to read which will remain with them throughout their lives. 

Parents often ask us how they can help with their child’s reading.  There are two main ways we encourage parents to help their child at home:

  1. Home reader – each child in the school will bring home a reading book, which should be changed regularly.  Parents can write comments or concerns in the Reading Link book.  These books are linked to the child’s comprehension level as assessed by the class teacher.


 2. Reading for Pleasure – ‘Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers’ (research from the Institute of Education (IOE)). 


‘Reading for pleasure is more important to children's successes than education or social class.’ (The Reading Agency)


We encourage all children within school to pursue books which interest them, whatever form that may take!


We encourage parents to be involved in reading for pleasure too – spend 10 minutes a day reading your child’s choice of book with them (maybe before bed).Even 10 and 11 year olds will enjoy curling up and reading with you.Make sure your child knows that you read too – share your favourite books with them!


Have a look at some of these links to find out more about ways in which you can help your child to enjoy reading.