It’s not the number of books you’ve got that matters, it’s how much you love them that counts.
Young children beg for their favourite stories and poems to be read to them over and over again. “Please read Room on the Broom. Do your funny voices. Please, please, please!”
The more you read it, the more they love it. They copy your emphases, silly voices, crazy actions. You won’t have to beg them to read at home, they’ll beg to borrow the book.
We are a reading school! At St John's we are committed to a 'Whatever it takes' approach to reading, so that every child in our care will become an accurate decoder and a fluent reader. Our drive to make every child a reader, starts with talking and vocabulary. We are a 'talk a lot' setting and drive a rich vocaulary from an early age. Children expereince the magic of story, every day at St John's.
Each year group has a favourite 5 books. These are carefully chosen texts that year group teachers believe every child must hear before they leave that year group. Please find details of each year group's favourite 5 below.
Copies of these texts can be found in class reading corners where children can re-enact the stories, or borrow them to re-read.
VISIT OUR PARENT PARTNERSHIP SECTION FOR FURTHER SUPPORT AND IDEAS FOR READING WITH CHILDREN