Weekly Reading Tip

Dear Parents,

This week, our reading tip is very simple.  One of the best ways to improve your child’s reading experience is to get involved with your child’s school about reading.  This term, there are three key ways that you can do this:

1.       OUR PARENT’S QUESTIONNAIRE

Mrs Andrews has prepared a short questionnaire for Burford parents to complete, which will give you a voice in how we plan for and promote reading in our school.  The questionnaire takes no more than 5 minutes to complete and the information we can gather from it is invaluable to us.  Please take time to complete the questionnaire.  The link is:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6HNJ5K8

2.       OUR DAD’S READING BREAKFAST – FRIDAY 24TH MAY 2019

As parents, our children will tend to read if they see us read and, research shows, it can be particularly powerful in engaging boys in reading to see their fathers or a male role model read.  We are holding a very special event next Friday, 24th May, inviting dads in for breakfast at school, whilst sharing a book with their child/children. If you would like to come, please email the office so we have an idea of how many pastries we need.

3.    SIGN UP TO OUR TWITTER ACCOUNT

We have a Burford Reading Twitter account which offers tips and shares information about reading at Burford.  Follow us on twitter@burfordreads for all book updates.  The link to the questionnaire is on there as well!

4.   VOLUNTEER TO READ AT SCHOOL

Many of our parents already volunteer to read with children in our school and we are very grateful for help from parents to ensure children read regularly and get the chance to discuss their reading books with someone.  As children progress through the school, we can occasionally see the amount of volunteer readers available to work with KS2 children can decrease at a time when they really need our continued support to progress their reading speeds and comprehension skills (shout out to Y4 parents this year, who have volunteered in their droves!).  If you can spare an hour or two on one or two mornings or afternoons a week, it can make a world of difference to the children in school.  If you think you could offer some time during summer term or from September, please contact the school office or your child’s class teacher.

Thank you to the parents who already involve themselves in their child’s reading journey at school. If you are reading this reading tip, you are already involving yourself.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Judy Puddephatt, Alex Andrews, Lauren Barton
Burford Reading Team

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