Reading for pleasure is an important key focus for us at Denmead Junior School, we want ALL children to leave us with a real love of books and reading.
We have created a fantastic reading environment in our school library to help nurture a love of reading. There are a wide range of books for the children to choose from and comfy areas (mats, cushions and seating) for them use while reading. One section of the library is dedicated to fiction books and the other section to non-fiction.
Mrs Davis is our School Librarian. She has dedicated time to help keep our library well stocked, resourced and inviting for all of the children
All children have weekly library time. During this time they select books to take home to read for pleasure. The sessions are also used to encourage the children to learn library skills, so they know how to use the library effectively and know how to find the books they are looking for.
To find out more about how you can help to encourage a love of reading, please have a look at the World Book Day Hub for Families webpage for ideas, activities, reading lists and more.
All children are encouraged to use the reading app BoomReader as the expectation is to read 5 times with an adult per week.