‘The promotion of a love of reading is strong because of the innovative ways used by leaders to encourage pupils to read often. For example, pupils are excited to meet a range of visiting authors, including Stewart Foster and Maz Evans, who talk about their work. Pupils say that they enjoy reading for pleasure and have frequent and varied opportunities to read and listen to stories.’

Ofsted March 2018

 

 

We are delighted to have been reaccredited with the GOLD standard for our reading throughout our school. Reading for pleasure is key to life at Springwood Heath. We truly believe that every child deserves every opportunity to read for pleasure.

The Reading Quality Mark (RQM) has been developed with a focus to promote reading for enjoyment amongst children.

Read more about it by clicking here.

Comprehension

What is comprehension?
Watch this short animation for an introduction to reading comprehension, exploring how children build their understanding of a text using a combination of background knowledge, vocabulary, language structures and inference.

In school, we follow the Nelson Comprehension scheme to ensure consistency in teaching and learning for all our children.

 

Nelson Comprehension provides step-by-step teaching of key comprehension skills for Years 1–6. It is fully matched to the latest UK curricula and assessments.

Uses a clear layout with colour-coded questions covering literal comprehensionvocabulary, and higher-order skills such as inference and deduction

Provides differentiated worksheets that offer both support for pupils and extra challenge and stretch for high-achievers

Includes practice reading tests for Years 2, 4 and 6 to help monitor progress and prepare children for national tests.

Supporting your child’s reading comprehension at home Oxford Owl Video

Exploring grammar through reading Oxford Owl Video

 

 

Reading Partnerships

Here at Springwood Heath, we have very positive reading links in our community and further afield.

Click on each picture to visit the website.

 

                 

Garston Library and Allerton Libraries

 

 

Links to Reading Websites

Lovereading4kids was created to be the best recommendation site for Children’s Book from toddlers to teens. It has been created using the experience we have as parents and book lovers, who want our children to read great books.

 

                                                                                                  Learning the letters in the alphabet

 

 

 

 

BBC Bedtime Stories – Join a host of different celebrities for a different story read each night before bedtime.

 

 

 

 

BBC Helping your child to learn to read at home  

 

Find top tips and fun ideas to help

you support your child’s learning at home 

 

BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading  

Julia Donaldson’s top reading tips
Julia Donaldson, author of the much-loved Gruffalo, shares her top tips for reading with your child. 

 

 

 

CRASH – Cool Readers at Springwood Heath

What is CRASH?

CRASH newsletter 1 Spring 1 2017

CRASH newsletter 3 Autumn 1 2017

CRASH newsletter 4 Autumn 2 2017

Meet our Reading Advocates

Reading for Pleasure    “As the amount a child reads increases, their reading attainment improves, which in turn encourages them to read more. All reading makes a difference, but evidence suggests that reading for pleasure makes the most.” (DFE 2015)

Why is reading for pleasure so important?

Benefits for life of reading for pleasure

Author/Illustrator visits to Springwood Heath. Click on each picture to find out more

‘The promotion of a love of reading is strong because of the innovative ways used by leaders to encourage pupils to read often. For example, pupils are excited to meet a range of visiting authors, including Stewart Foster and Maz Evans, who talk about their work. Pupils say that they enjoy reading for pleasure and have frequent and varied opportunities to read and listen to stories.’
Springwood Heath Ofsted Report March 2018

 

Stewart Foster

Jennifer Killick

Mitch Johnson

Sarah McIntyre

Maz Evans

Daniel Henshaw

Tim Quinn

Maxine Lee-Mackie

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Library Policy

2018 Reading for Pleasure Policy

National Curriculum English Programme of Study

 

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