Through Juniper Education we are going to take part in a project, which promotes reading communities. I have invited a selected group from Class 5 to a book club, where we will read newly published books (follow the link below) and write reviews, which are used to judge a winning author from the selection and best review.
Since September, I have been engaged with the English Hub. centred around Elmhurst School near Stratford. So far we have explored strategies for positive impact on reading enjoyment and engagement.
At North Crescent I have:
In addition, phonics in EYFS and Classes 1 and 2 have been re-scheduled; new decodable books have been bought; the library has been redecorated, our library books have been reorganised (old books were donated to a charity, which distributes donations overseas schools in need) and engaged with the Essex library service.
Next steps are to record the strategies, which a focus on reading communities, towards a research project in partnership with the OU. Collect baseline data of TaRs (teachers as readers), parents and the pupils and then by implementing strategies, looking for a change in the data.