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Reading for Pleasure at Pilton Infants' School

We want all children to leave Pilton Infants' School as confident, fluent readers, but above all, we want children to enjoy books. We want them to leave with a love of reading which they can take with them all through their education and beyond.

Each class has their own Reading for Pleasure book.  This is sent home with a different child every night and they add to the book with a review or recommendation.  This can be in the form of a review or a picture.  Some children in Year 2 have also started a book swap, where they bring in books from home and others can borrow them.  Mrs Ruddick's even borrowed one or two for her son!

How can you help at home?  We send home books for the children to practise reading.  A few pages a night makes a huge difference to the progress they make.  Sharing more challenging stories or texts is also a great way to broaden the children's horizons.  Share books at bedtime, look through magazines together, read non-fiction information from the internet or recite favourite poems together.  Talk about the reading you do on a daily basis.

Are you part of the Pilton Infants' Community? Would you like to recommend a book you've enjoyed recently?  Could you share some pictures of you reading at home?  Would you like to share a link to a poem you've read and enjoyed? If you have something you are happy to share on this site, please get in touch at marked for the attention of Mrs Ruddick.


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