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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 and are recommended for specific year groups.

Two members of staff have been trained to use the valuable support, guidance, resources and teaching sequences provided by ‘The Power Of Reading’.  These staff members have cascaded 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 are using texts recommended by the 'Power Of Reading' within their Literacy , Guided Reading , enrichment and Reading Lighthouse sessions. The children have given us some very positive feedback  about these books and have been  enthralled by the texts used and activities which have been undertaken. 

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