As our children move through our school they can choose to read a rich, variety of different quality reading material. Our children are exposed to a wide selection of classic and modern literature along with good quality non-fiction.
A wide selection of genres and reading material are always available in each classroom as well as in our various reading areas.
Out doors our children have the opportunity to spend time in our 'Reading cottage' or to take a book into our forest area. During lunch-time a reading and quiet club are available for the children to attend if they wish, or they may choose to take a book or magazine into our wooden shelter which is situated on our playground.
Our children are encouraged to read at home 5 times a week and we ask parent/carers to make a record of this in their home/school diary. The children are rewarded with Dojos for 5 reads, they are also entered into a weekly raffle where they are presented in our celebration assembly with a book of their choice.
Summer 2 Class Reads
Foundation In foundation we are reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar as our focus text. And we are sharing other stories by Eric Carle with the children.
Year 1- Jack and the baked beanstalk written by Colin Stimpson
The Owl and the pussy cat written by Ian Beck is the focus book in English
Matilda written by Roald Dahl is being read for reading for pleasure.
Are reading for Pleasure: The Outlaw Varjak Paw SF Said
Class text: What is Pink? (poem) By Christina Rosetti
Year 4- Escape to Pompeii written by Christina Balit is being read during our English lessons.
Max and the millions written by Montgomery, Ross is our reading for pleasure book.
In English we are reading 'The Railway Children' written by E. Nesbitt for and Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White as our reading for pleasure text
Year 6 -Abomination written by Rober Swindells
A selection of large picture books are being read as our reading for pleasure texts.
World Book Day 2021
Lawrence View celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite book character. We also entered a competition for which we had to decorate a potato as a book character.
During half term our children took part in a Guess Who reading competition, We had some fabulous entries, see how many children you recognise below.
Lawrence View Reading Challenge
Can you read a different book or chapter of a book every day for a week in a different place each day at home/ in your garden?
Send your photographs to your class teacher in one go. We will collate and let you know who the winners are!
Best-selling children's book author and TV star David Walliams is reading an audio story every day for a month.
The World of David Walliams is releasing an audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day for the next 30 days.
As well as being a judge on Britain's Got Talent, Walliams has penned tales for children including Gangsta Granny, Ratburger and The Boy in The Dress.
Each day head to bit.ly/AudioElevenses at 11am for the latest story.
World World Book Day 2020
What not to do if you turn invisible written by Ross Welford
The girl who speaks bear written by Sophie Anderson
I am Malala written by Malala yousafzai
The diary of Anne Frank edited by Otto.H.Frank
The dog who saved the world written by Ross Welford
The 1,000 year old boy written by Ross Welford
" There are lots of different books to choose from, I like reading the magazines too"- Conner
"I like the den and chairs in the library" - Aarani
Reading for pleasure
At Lawrence View the children love to choose to read in their class reading area throughout each day.
" It's comfy and calm." - Emmy
"I like to read in our book area because it's quiet and calm." - Charlie
"I enjoy reading on the floor."- Eva
" I like to read on my own."- Ella
"It is quiet, so I am able to concentrate and I like reading in the dark with the torches. My favourite books are the Non- fiction Space books"- Paul
Every Friday afternoon our children have a reading session with their buddy.
The children are paired up with a child from another class. Our reading areas are always busy!
Year 6 and Year 3
Year 5 and Year 1
Year 4 and Year 2.
The children thoroughly enjoy these sessions, they are always eager to support and praise each other.
" I enjoy listening to the younger children read to me" - Regan
" I like reading in a different classroom"- Jacob
" Being a reading buddy gives me the opportunity to look at different aged books"-Paul
" I like my buddy writing comments in my reading diary"- Felicity
Lawrence View's reading volunteers
Once a week we have reading volunteers who come into school to support our children with 1-1 reading. Our children really enjoy these sessions.
"Mr. Fairbrother makes reading fun, he helps us with our reading."