Reading for Pleasure:
Our Reading Team are instrumental in driving reading for pleasure at Brierley Forest. The team consists of 22 children (our Reading Ambassadors) who are avid readers and who have amazing ideas to showcase reading. They are supported by a team of Brierley staff, including Transform Trust directors, admin staff, MDSAs, senior leaders, teachers and TAs, who discuss reading with the children and help to bring their ideas alive.
Events to develop reading for pleasure include: Reading@BFPNSFestival which helped get books into homes; the Big Brierley Book Swap, Pyjamarama Day and World Book Day, as well as other class themed approaches linked to the curriculum.
At Brierley Forest, we are fortunate to have La Bibliothèque, which is home to the school's library and allows children to develop reading for pleasure in a comfortable environment. Once children are able to apply reading strategies, they can chose from a wide range of books appropriate to their age. The children have been instrumental in the re-stock of books, both in La Bibliothèque and in their classroom. We have listened to them and replenished according to their interests and common themes.
We are always looking for donations to add to our book collections so if you have any lying around at home that the children have outgrown, we would love to give them a new lease of life! Please drop them in at reception, for the attention of Mrs Wallis.
KS2 children also have access to First News iHub. They have their own individual log in enabling them to access news and complete comprehension tasks, which include quizzes, crosswords, Q&A and many more.
Every day, the children listen to modelled reading by an adult. Children are encouraged to select books that they would like to hear. They reflect on and evaluate what they have heard, making links to other books by the same author, similar themes, their project etc. Children also have daily time allocated to them to just sit and read. The children report that they really enjoy this dedicated time.
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