Reading

We are delighted by the increase in the number of children who are reading more at home. Taking time to talk about books can make a tremendous difference to a child’s engagement with reading. The children are really enjoying the Book Talk in school and it is great to hear them talk with real enthusiasm about their choices. I know the teachers have been particularly pleased when children who have previously shown no interest in reading are now actively choosing it as an option and asking for books. The @whitwickreaders Twitter account has been very successful with several authors taking time to respond. Ultimately reading has a positive impact on outcomes in all subjects as well as being an opportunity to escape from electronic gadgets and the pressures of social media, which helps with overall wellbeing. Mrs Cross has been doing a fantastic job motivating the staff to join in. 

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