Educational research and evidence shows that promoting reading for pleasure can have a major impact on children and adults and their future. Reading for pleasure helps to develop children’s comprehension, grammar and vocabulary as well as build a child’s general knowledge, understanding of different cultures and provide a greater insight into decision making and human nature. At Treloweth Primary School, reading is seen as a key driver for all learning.
In order to promote the love of reading to all pupils and parents, Treloweth held a reading week. During this fantastic event, organised by English leader Mr Warren, the children had the chance to take part in a number of exciting activities. All week the children read and listened to some amazing stories, took part in book quizzes, re-designed their book corners, paired up for some buddy reading, spoke to authors over skype and wore their pyjamas for whole school story time. The children and staff at Treloweth were full of excitement for reading and couldn’t wait to continue their new favourite stories. Holly in 6F said, “I’ve really enjoyed all of the reading activities especially the quiz we had!” Nikita in 4EW said, “I enjoyed buddy reading; I loved reading with the younger children and being a reading role model.” While Billy in 3R said, “I really liked listening to the teachers read us a different story every day.”
Treloweth Primary School are now looking forward to continuing the pupil’s love of reading at home and in school to drive their learning in all areas of the curriculum for as Dr Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things that you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”