Reading is very important at Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School. To encourage a lifelong love of reading, we have a reading “buddy” programme across the school. Younger and older children are paired up to read with their “buddy” from a different class. This programme provides more opportunities for the children to read and it develops positive relationships between children from across the school. The children really enjoy working with their “buddy” on a regular basis and they both gain valuable reading experiences as a result. This programme has been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions and the implementation of ‘Bubbles’ as part of the Risk Assessment. We look forward to when this programme can continue.
Volunteer Readers 2021
Now that we can welcome visitors back into school, we have a group of dedicated volunteer readers that come into school to read with the children. Reading regularly with an adult helps children to: build confidence, gain a sense of wellbeing and develop a range of literacy skills. Our volunteer readers are an important part of our school community at Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School and we are extremely grateful for their time and commitment to our children.
Our volunteer readers are:
Angela Johnson – Amethyst Learning Zone
Caroline Sawyer & Katie Bellerby – Sapphire Learning Zone
Hannah Stembridge & Rachel Castor – Ruby Learning Zone
Reading at Home
Reading together at home can be a very rewarding experience. Sharing books is an opportunity to spend valuable time together and promotes the child’s wellbeing and confidence. Listening to children read is an important part of supporting their unique learning journey both in and out of school. It’s never too early to start exploring books together! The children in KS1 have reading books that they bring home to read with someone at home and the children in KS2 have access to a wide variety of library books. Happy reading!
Phonics and Reading Schemes
The phonics and reading schemes that we use in KS1 are Letters and Sounds for phonics and the Oxford Learning Tree for reading.