Reading for Pleasure

We love to read at St. Anne’s!

Reading for pleasure is a massive part of every child’s development. There is a huge difference between being able to read and enjoying reading. As a school, we are constantly encouraging reading for pleasure in lots of different ways. You could really help your child by reading 10 minutes a night, taking your child to the local library and having exciting discussions with your child about books they have read.

Book Swap

Does your child have a pile of books sitting in their room that they have already read? Do you wish you had the opportunity to exchange them for more exciting reading materials at no cost to you?

Well here is your opportunity! Why not get involved with our school ‘Book Swap’?

The idea of the ‘Book Swap’ is very simple – children donate a book to the book swap box and then they can take a book of their choice in return. That’s all there is to it. If they love their new book they can keep it forever. If they don’t want to keep it, they can swap it again once they have finished reading it.

Please make choices carefully before allowing your child to bring books in to swap. There is no guarantee that once your child has brought a book into the book swap box that they will be able to take this book back in the future.

Please note that the selection of books available will be based on books donated- there is no guarantee of specific titles.

If your child wishes to take part in the book swap, they can bring in their book(s) any day of the week, give them to their class teacher, who will then give them the opportunity over the next few days to swap their book.

So far, this scheme has been a huge success, giving every child the opportunity to develop their love for reading, by sharing their finished books with others, at no extra cost to you!

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Here is our latest reading newsletter. This details the books we are reading and working on in class as well as some recommendations for other books to read. If you have any recommendations, please let your class teacher know and we will add them onto future newsletters.

Summer term 1