‘Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, or a duty. It should be offered as a gift.’ Kate DiCamillo
As a school, we believe that creating a culture of reading is a vital tool in ensuring our children are given the best life chances. Cultivating readers with a passion for a wide range of materials will ensure that children’s love of reading will extend far beyond the classroom and allow them to build on their skills independently through a real curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
On this page you can find examples of how to read with your child; see some of our exciting book corners, which the children have in every classroom, and have a look at some of our recommended reads for each year group that your child might enjoy.
See what our children think of reading at Rise Park:
Michaelle – ‘I am a good reader because I can sound words that I don’t know. Teachers help us to be good readers by asking us questions about stories.’
Noah – ‘If I get stuck on a word, then I can use my robot arms to sound it out and blend it. We learn how to do this in phonics, which makes me a good reader.’
Harlow – ‘My favourite book is Stickman because it makes you sad, but then at the end you are happy again.’
Jazara – ‘I love to read funny books by authors like David Walliams and David Baddiel. These are some of my favourite authors.’
Kaden – ‘I like to read poems and comic books. I use my reading ruler, and this makes it easier for me to read.’