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Reading with your child at home

At Our Lady of Lourdes we know how important it is for children to read.  It opens up a child’s imagination, allowing them to learn new vocabulary that they can then implement in their writing across all curriculum areas. 

In school we do a lot to encourage reading:

  • All our classrooms have dedicated Reading Corners with a range of literature for children to browse at their leisure.
  • All children take two books home from our school library on a weekly basis to share with their families. 
  • We open our library to our families two evenings a week. 
  • Some classes have volunteers who come in to do one to one reading.
  • We run a book fair every year and run competitions to encourage reading and projects the children can complete in their own time based on their favourite books.
  • We run a Reading Camp every half term to reward pupils for good reading. 


For some ideas of how to read with your child at home please see the below booklet:

Reading Booklet for parents.pdf


For further information about reading please click the below links:


  Our School Library           Reading Questionnaire    

Book List       Other Useful Websites  




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