Reading

Evelyn Achieves Gold

We are delighted to announce we recently achieved the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark.

Schools can be accredited with a bronze, silver or gold award, which recognises the effort that they have made in promoting the joy of reading amongst their pupils.

In order to attain this award we were assessed across six key themes:

  • Leadership and management
  • Workforce development
  • Reading promotion
  • Reading events and groups
  • School wide opportunities for reading for enjoyment
  • Family and community involvement and a public library service

On the 11th March we had our assessment day. Mrs Lavery, Mrs Arnold and Miss Macleod spent the morning with the assessor showing her around the school and demonstrating how we encourage a culture of reading for pleasure for all children.

Children were seen reading for pleasure independently as well as in guided reading and whole class reading. Staff, children and some parents were interviewed to assess whether we met the criteria for bronze, silver or gold.

Mrs Lavery, our Reading Ambassador, is delighted to announce we achieved the gold award! Well done to all children, parents and staff who have all helped to make reading for pleasure an important part of our school.

You can read the report here


 

Here at Evelyn we are committed to promoting a love of “Reading for pleasure” to enable our children to become life long readers.

We have a well stocked, up-to-date library where the children have input into what books they would like to read, as well as individual class libraries / reading areas outside each classroom.

We have an outdoor area including a “Gingerbread cottage”, where children can go and read with a friend or just take time to relax.Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 14.45.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We use a variety of reading schemes which ensure the children have access to a wide range of text, both fiction and non-fiction and poetry. We also subscribe to to monthly children’s magazines which all our children enjoy.

Some useful links for parents to help support your child’s reading.

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 14.22.11 www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 14.22.27 www.readingrockets.org
Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 14.22.33 www.lovereading4kids.co.uk

Click here to access information about Knowsley libraries.

Click here to access Knowsley’s online library.

A Message from our Reading Ambassador

“I am thrilled to share my love of books with children throughout the school, and re-visit some of the old classics.

I believe that reading is the foundation for all learning. Not only does it allow children to gain a more wider vocabulary and general knowledge, it also allows us to transport ourselves into another place and time by encouraging children to use their imagination and be creative.

There is nothing more enjoyable than picking up a book and reading for pleasure.

I am looking forward to reading with children right across the school this year.”

 

Mrs Lavery

 

Our Reading Scheme

At Evelyn CP School we are committed to ensuring that EVERY child becomes a reader. In Key Stage 1, children’s phonic knowledge and reading comprehension skills are developed through a reading scheme. Read Write Inc. is designed to progressively build on children’s vocabulary and foster a love of reading.

On completion of Read Write Inc. children will move onto the Treetop scheme. This scheme continues to promote rich vocabulary through engaging and relevant texts.

Within Key Stage 2 children will continue to develop their reading fluency and comprehension. The final phase of the scheme is the ‘free reader range’. These texts promote independent choice, classic and modern literature.

For those pupils who don’t progress through the scheme at the xpected rate, a reading intervention programme will be implemented – Project X Code.

 

‘Come to read in our magical Gingerbread Cottage’

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