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Wykeham’s Big Read runs from Monday 23rd January to Friday 3rd March and we’d love everybody to get involved.
We are setting a challenge for all children to try to read a book a week in preparation for our World Book Day celebrations on Friday 3rd March - that is six books in six weeks (including half term). Children can borrow books from their class or the school library. There are also books in the e-library on our MLE. Please take a visit! Encourage your child to visit their local library where they can borrow audio books too. Children can also read or listen to books through the internet or using an e-reader device.
It’s really easy for you to get involved! Reading with your child and discussing the books they like, will develop their confidence and make them better learners in all subjects. Reading for pleasure is great fun for the whole family too. Reading for pleasure is a hot topic on the Literacy agenda, as it not only creates a love of reading in young people, but makes a huge contribution to their educational attainment. We look forward to your continual support with your child. Please use the Record Sheet with your child so that they can meet the challenge and receive a prize at the end!
Here are some great activities that you may want to try! Have fun!
EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE
Please click here for a recommended book list
KEY STAGE 1
KEY STAGE 2
We are also encouraging children to dress as their favourite character on Friday 3rd March. Please talk to your child about the character that they would like to come dressed as. Pose questions to ensure that they have a good understanding of the character. Get creative with your child to make props that represent the character.
We hope you take this opportunity to enjoy the rewards of reading with your child.