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Reading @ Ecclesfield 

 

Welcome to our very special Reading Pages on the Ecclesfield Primary School Website. We hope you find the information here useful. If you have any ideas or suggestions about what we should include here, please do get in touch.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON PHONICS AT ECCLESFIELD PRIMARY: HERE


News: English Newsletter Spring 2017 

 Click here for our recent newsletter

News: School Library

 Click here to find out more about our school library

News: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

 Click here to find out more about our wonderful reading reward scheme

 

News: Poet from the Peaks

Click here to learn more about our visitor

News: Dahlicious Day

On Friday 25th September it was Dahlicious Day! Each class celebrated with lots of reading and writing activities inspired by the work of Roald Dahl. The children (and staff!) came dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character, or dressed in yellow. Click here for further information

 

  

 

Information: Reading Newsletters 

 

 

 

Our "Reading @ Ecclesfield" Newsletters are proving to be extremely popular with children and parents.

 

 

 

 

Summer 2 2015

 

Summer 2014

  

Information: The Ecclesfield Reading Zoo

 

If "Chunky Monkey" and "Stretchy Snake" are confusing you then you've definitely come to the right place! Many parents have asked if we can provide a digital copy of the animals we use in our "Reading Zoo" that they can print off and use at home.

 

 

 

The animals are a great way of reminding children about ways of dealing with unfamiliar words when they read. The animals were all drawn by children in our school and we are very proud of them. Click HERE to download a copy.

 

 Information: What are Book Bands? 

 


We are often asked about Book Bands. The image on the right  shows the colours or "bands" that books are grouped in at Ecclesfield Primary. Broadly speaking, children in Reception will start on Book Band 1, and gradually work through the Book Bands as they progress through school. Some children will move through the bands more quickly than others, but a Book Band 11 (Lime) usually indicates that your child is fairly independent at reading, and this is often reached between the ages of 7.

 

 There is more information on Book Bands (and sample pages) on the Reading Chest website HERE

 

 

Information: Home Reading 


 

Reading at home is vital if children are to make progress with reading. We expect children at Ecclesfield Primary to read every day. Not only is reading a great way to relax, but it also a fantastic way of transporting yourself to alien lands, or helping you to become an expert on something. Whether you enjoy reading huge novels, magazines or even comics, there is always something to learn.

 

 

 

Home reading is most effective when time is set aside with no distractions. Many people choose to read just before bedtime, but this isn't a rule. It could be as soon as you get in, or even after you've had your tea.

 

 

 

It also helps children to talk with a grown up about what they are reading - even for the more confident readers. Take time to share your child's reading book - whether they are in Reception or Year 6

 

 

 

Please encourage your child to fill in their Reading Record book every time they read so that we can celebrate their achievements. The record books are also a great way of communicating with us in school.

 

 

 

Information: Useful Links and Resources

 

OXFORD OWL

 

 

 

Sign up for FREE access to over 250 ebooks that are also tablet friendly

 

 

 

WORLD BOOK DAY

 

 

 

The website of the annual reading event

 

 

 

ECCLESFIELD LIBRARY

 

 

 

Find out contact details and opening times for our local library

 

 

 

PHONICS PLAY

 

 

 

This is a great website with information about the different phonics "phases" and some games that your children can play to help them learn. Most of it is FREE!

 

 

 

CBEEBIES - ALPHABLOCKS

 

 

 

This site contains information and many fun activities based on the phonics we use in school

 

 

 

(Please note that we are not responsible for the context of external links)


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