Our library was bustling with parents on Tuesday afternoon for our annual ‘Meet the Librarian’ information sessions. Ms. Hull, our librarian, shared some reading resources such as EPIC, an online library that children can access out of school, as well as inviting parents to use the library for themselves.
Reading to children and children reading is crucial to their language development and to ensure they become hooked on books. 90% of new vocabulary is learned through reading books and research shows reading to your child every day can have a huge impact on their attainment in school. We know how important the development of the first language is, to ensure that additional languages also develop, therefore we encourage you to read in home languages as well as in English. Teachers read to the students every day in addition to texts being studied in class, daily Whole Class Reading and weekly library sessions.