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Reading

As a school, we promote a love of reading and respect for books.

Our reading scheme includes books from a range of companies to provide a variety of styles and genres.

Schemes include:
Oxford Reading Tree
Pearson
PhonicBooks
Rigby

Reading enables children to acquire knowledge and helps them build up a greater vocabulary.

Please see below for Reading ‘I can’ Statements and recommended book lists for each year group.

Reading is a skill that becomes better with practice. Reading for pleasure has a range of benefits
  - it increases sense of achievement, confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness
  - it widens horizons
  - you can do it anywhere
  - it develops relationships and promotes inclusion and empathy through sharing opinions and ideas and it prevents boredom and promotes relaxation.
(BBC Skillswise)  

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Recommended Book Lists
Year 1 Year 2  Year 3  Year 4 Year 5Year 6
Reading 'I can' Statements 
Year 1Year 2 Year 3Year 4  Year 5 Year 6 

Scholastic Book Club

Encouraging children to read, promoting books and valuing reading is extremely important.  To support this, each half term we send home a Scholastic Book Club leaflet for you to browse through. The leaflets feature a wide range of books for all tastes and abilities, so there is something to suit everyone.

There is never an obligation to order, however if you would like to buy anything this can be done by visiting http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/st-agathas.

Scholastic Book Club at our school is organised and managed by one of our parents: Rachel Ezekwugo. 
The school also benefits by receiving free books for the school library with every order placed.