What Reading looks like at SSMJ
Click on the photographs below to see how we are developing that passion for reading at SSMJ.
Our Reading Ambassadors launched our new Reading Passports in assembly. Children in Years 1 through to Year 6 have been given Reading Passports. The Reading Passports are a collection of challenges that are designed to encourage the children to explore different authors and different genres whilst developing their love of reading.
Mary Pope Osborne said that Reading is a Passport to Countless Adventures. We hope that the Reading Passports take our pupils on countless adventures over their time at St Michael and St John's.
November 2022 - Get Caught Reading Competition
Message on behalf of our Reading Ambassadors
We have launched our Get Caught Reading competition. In the same way that you have previously been asked to get caught praying in an unusual place, we are now asking you to get caught reading.
There are 3 categories with prizes for each:
1. Individual category
2. Family category
3. Staff category
All entries need to be sent into school by 9:00am on Monday 12th December. They can be emailed into school FAO Miss Critchley (email@example.com) or sent as a message to Miss Critchley on Class Dojo. The Reading Ambassadors will be choosing their favourites. Good luck!
October 2022 - Book Recommendations Class Dojo Message
I have recently been asked for recommendations for age appropriate texts for children to read on their own, or for families to share together. The BookTrust have an amazing book finder resource that provides recommendations based on age and interest. If you're looking for your next read, I highly recommend it.
They also have a rich catalogue of "What to read after..." suggestions. If, for example, your child is a big fan of David Walliams, Harry Potter or Horrid Henry but they're ready for something new, take a look at their recommendations.
Finally, if your child is struggling to complete a challenge in their reading passport because they don't have any books that match a particular theme, use their search function with the theme you are looking for and there will be lots of suggestions to help them out.
Happy Reading! Don't forget to let me know how you're getting on :-)
PS If you're not a member of the library, go and join so you can access thousands of fabulous books and audiobooks for free!
September 2022 - Reading Workshop for Parents
Thank you to everyone who attended the reading workshop. Please see the presentation below if you missed the session. Feel free to speak to me if you have any questions.