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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

The Power of Reading

The Power of reading is a website which supports schools in raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all pupils. 

The site recommends wide ranging books that can be used with children From Foundation Stage to Year 8. The books have been specifically picked to challenge, inspire and motivate all children. 

Two members of staff are currently being trained to use the valuable support, guidance, resources and teaching sequences provided by ‘The Power Of Reading’.  These staff members are then cascading the training back to staff at weekly staff meetings. 

The ‘Power Of Reading’ really does encourage the love of books and book talk - to be able to talk about a book, front cover, pictures and illustrations before you even read the words! The training encourages role play, drama and character development. 

All year groups have trialled at least one book and teaching sequence and have fed back to the Senior Leadership Team. The feedback has been very positive, children have been really enthralled by the texts used and activities which have been undertaken. 


For more information please feel free to access the site click on the link below.

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