Appleshaw St Peter's

Church of England Primary School

Parent Workshop: The importance of reading

Parent Workshop: The importance of reading
 
We had a very productive and well received parent workshop last Thursday in which Mrs Ridley and Mrs Preece explained the process of teaching and learning in phonics, Mrs Dabill presented strategies for learning spellings and I talked about the critical skill of reading. For those of you who were unable to attend (and as a reminder for those who were) there is a copy of the presentation we used included in the email you received this newsletter in and copies of it on the blog and on this website (http://www.appleshawschool.com/page/default.asp?pid=81). What I can’t do is replicate the discussion that was had alongside the presentation, but I hope you get a good flavour of the evening.
 
Reading is the single most important thing that children can do at home to improve their academic performance. It has benefits across the curriculum and studies have shown that children who read regularly and widely achieve more highly at GCSE, A-Level and beyond. 15/20 minutes per day just before bedtime is a perfect time to read.