A very warm welcome back to the new school year and what we hope will be a safe and smooth one for our pupils, staff and families. It has been a great start back and the highlight for lots of us is assemblies and singing together once more. I hope that we may be able to invite
parents to our Friday sharing assemblies again very soon!
I also just wanted to stress to you the importance of reading with your child this year. Many of our pupils did dip a little in reading due to Covid lockdowns and I read the following research this week which I hope will demonstrate the importance of reading at least 3 times a week—more is better!!
If a child is never read to, at age 5 they have on average a vocabulary of 4662 words. If they read 3-5 times per week they have a vocabulary of
169, 520 words. Please, please read and listen to your child read this year, it is key for all areas of their learning.
Click here1. 3rd September 2021