As well as having a reading area in every classroom we now have a school library which every class visits on a weekly basis. During this visit children have the opportunity to look at a range of books and chose a book which they would like to read in class during our ‘DEAR‘ Time :
DROP EVERYTHING AND READ!
Our Reading Ambassadors
At the beginning of this school year we asked Year 5 and 6 pupils to apply for the job of reading ambassador. Our reading ambassadors are very busy keeping our Library tidy and collecting the books from the classrooms once they have been read.
Here at Mosscroft Primary, we follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme throughout Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2. Jolly Phonics, is used to support the delivery of phonics
Children in the Early Years are introduced to the characters – Kipper, Chip, Biff, Floppy, Mum and Dad in the phonics teaching books, which gives them a secure first step on their reading journey. As children work through the stages of the scheme, they will be heard reading on a regular basis in school and their word reading and understanding will be assessed.
Children are also able to choose their own books from a wide range in our class libraries and from our Reading for Pleasure area in school. As soon as children are assessed as competent readers and that they have a secure understanding of what they have read, they will have more freedom to choose their own titles from the books we have in school.
Reading is taught in many different ways at Mosscroft and runs through all lessons. Teachers, teaching assistants and volunteers listen to children read individually on a one to one basis regularly. This provides children with valuable one to one time, support and guidance. There are Shared Reading sessions that involve children sharing the reading of a piece of text while supported by the teacher. The teacher models the skills of good readers, including reading with fluency and expression. Guided Reading is taught in regular sessions when children work in small groups of similar reading abilities supported by the teacher. During these sessions we will look at a text in detail, discussing the meaning of what we have read and we will practise specific skills for comprehension such as decoding and inference and deduction.
World Book Day
World Book Day provided the opportunity for our annual whole school book focus. This year our chosen book to study throughout school is ‘You Choose’ by Nick Sharratt. Every year group has used this text as a stimulus for reading into writing. Look out for our whole school display on this coming soon.
We celebrated World Book Day in March, dressing up as our favourite literary characters. Here is a flavour of the day……
Reading Areas around School
Reading with other schools
Mosscroft Primary welcomed children from St Aidan’s Catholic Primary School. Two children from each year group were chosen from both school to take part in a book sharing and review session. Children from both schools paired up with their year group partners and explored our school library. Then they chose a book that they would like to write a book review about. Working together children shared what they liked and didn’t like about the book before giving it an overall grading. Not only did some great reading and sharing of books take place but lots of friendships were formed too!
We are very lucky in Huyton to have a whole world of books on our doorstep. Huyton Central Library is a great place to go to find the new books out. Below is a list of activities that the library offers with their opening times and contact details. Click on the link below to find out what your local library offers, opening times and contact details.
Top 10 books you must read while in primary school!
Click on the link below to have a look at other book titles that have been recommended for children of all ages.
Free ebooks are available in Liverpool from Central Library just go to www.readliverpool.co.uk and register.
Useful reading information for parents
When you are reading with your child, here are some questions that you could ask your children to check their comprehension and understanding.