Our own journey through the infants at Lucas’s school has come to an end. He’s off to Junior school now. One of the biggest contributions we made as parents was our daily reading. We have been very careful not to be ‘teachers’ at home and we do things for the love of our children… not because we have a particular expertise. In fact… at infant age, neither of us have a particular expertise! We do what any ‘good’ parent would do. Mostly READ with our children. Lucas didn’t get a Good Level of development at Reception (he’s a summer born and was prem). He developed a good attitude to learning as he grew up and he finished off at Infant School with an assessment of ‘working beyond the expected level’. He’s had good teachers and reading with them once a week. So, how did he do it? Quite simply, we have shared our love of reading with him.
As a school leader I want all children to have a successful education. The cornerstone is the ability to read! A school can come up with a million and one different enticements to ask parents to read with their children BUT in the end it is up to them! Do you value your child enough to sit down every night and read with them? I would hope that you do! If you can’t speak to us! We can help.
So… to the enticement… we have a new section on our ‘love reading’ web page! HAVE A LOOK
We’d love to know what your child is reading over the summer… Take a picture of your child and the cover of the book and post it mentioning @combemartinPS and adding the hashtag #cmpslovereading to the text. It will put their picture on our webpage! Your few minutes of fame! Let’s see how many children can post over the Summer (a time notorious for a decline in reading ability due to lack of practice).
Let’s LOVE READING!