Hello, and thank you for looking at our reading page. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Mrs Henchliffe, and I'm the ECaR teacher at Bagthorpe. ECaR stands for 'Every Child a Reader', and that's what we want for all of our children at Bagthorpe - to be successful, confident readers, but, above all, to ENJOY reading!
Please find below copies of the reading and phonics booklets to download. The first of these will give you ideas about how to help your child with reading, and the second one tells you about the first three Phonics phases.
Remember - two of the best ways to help your child to become a reader are:
1. To let them see YOU enjoy reading!
2. To continue to read books to your child - even when they can read themselves! Never underestimate the value of story
Another way you can help us to achieve our aim of Every Child a Reader is to become a reading volunteer. If you can spare a morning or afternoon each week, or even every now and then, to listen to children read, we would be very grateful. Training will be given, and any volunteers will be CRB checked, to comply with our Safeguarding policy. Helping children to become successful readers is incredibly rewarding; why not give it a try? Please come and see me, or speak to your child's class teacher, if you are interested.
We were delighted this year, when around SIXTY children took part in our summer reading challenge. Some participated the library's Mythical Maze challenge, earning a variety of rewards and certificates, and many completed their school reading logs. Some children read every single day of the holidays, while others wrote detailed and interesting book reviews.
All of the children who took part enjoyed some treats and extra playtime, and nineteen children also received a book of their choice, in recognition of their efforts.