Books and reading are at the heart of learning in our school and within our library areas !

  • Year 1 & 2 pupils enjoy using the large corridor space between the classrooms
  • Pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 benefit from a large open library within the school hall.

A range of seating, shelving and personal choice books within class; enable more pupils to read during the school day.

Are you using your local library?

We are extremely fortunate to have our own local library in Eccleston. It is in walking distance of school. Classes have been utilising this faciltity on our individual, focused 'class visits.' Does your child make the most of this free resources by having a library memebrship?


Can your child name any authors? Does your child a favourite author? Is you child reading books by a variety of authors?

Reading Genres

Do you know the reading genre of the book your child is currently reading? Can your child tell you the type of book they are reading? For your help we have attached a list of genres (book types/styles), so that your child can identify this with you.

Developing Reading Fluency 

Fluency is the ability to read "like you speak." 

1) Read aloud to children to provide a model of fluent reading.

2) Has your child listened to and follow ed along with audio recordings?

3) Practice sight words using playful activities.

4) Paired or Buddy reading helps.

5) Try echo reading.

6) Create a reading Theatre.

7) Independent reading is also key.

Developing Comprehension Skills

  • Using Prior Knowledge/Previewing. ...
  • Predicting. ...
  • Identifying the Main Idea and Summarization. ...
  • Questioning. ...
  • Making Inferences. ...
  • Visualizing. ...
  • Story Maps. ...
  • Retelling.




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