Powerful Practice

13th January 2017
Reading is a skill and, as with every skill, it requires not just instruction but practice. Reading practice serves a number of purposes. It enables pupils to apply the skills and strategies that they are taught. It gives you opportunities to check their learning and identify any weaknesses. And, it draws pupils into the world of “real” reading - a world in which families learn from and enjoy books.
Practice does not automatically lead to growth, however. To be effective, practice must: be at the right level of difficulty, cover a sufficient amount of time, be guided by an instructor, and be enjoyable enough to sustain.
Reading remains a crucial part of the school curriculum. In response to parental and pupil feedback we have made some changes to home reading and homework at Shanklea Primary School.