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Canvey Reads

Mrs Smith leading the reading challenge,

but where is she ?

At Leigh Beck we recognise how important reading is and how it is a vital life skill.  The staff and children all enjoyed the exciting Canvey Reads activities held in school and the Superhero dress up day ended the week magnificently.

During half term, the teachers were set a challenge – who could read in the most unusual place.  There were many different locations used and some were very unusual!  They are now displayed in the school.

We are now inviting the children to rise to the challenge and take a photo of themselves reading in an unusual place.  We would like the children to send in their photos as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday 30th March.  There will be a prize for the most unusual reading place.

All education research shows that children who read regularly out of school achieve better in school.  We understand how difficult it can be to read with your child and that sometimes they just won’t do it!  Well, like the superheroes they are, their teachers are here to help.  We will be opening our ‘Reading Café’.  The café will be open in the back hall (dates for year groups will be advised).  You are invited to come and eat cake whilst reading with your child.  We have purchased some amazing new books that you will be able to choose from.  For children who do not have a parent or adult able to attend, they will read for pleasure with their teacher in the classroom.  This reading time will count towards their 3 times weekly read.  Younger children are welcome but not siblings who are in school: they must attend with their year group.  If you wish your child to attend with someone other than their parent, we must be informed in advance in writing by filling in the downloadable form, with a maximum of two children per adult.  Children will not be allowed to leave school before the end of the afternoon but can go home straight from the hall at 2.55.

Book Exchange

We will be holding our own book exchange after school the date will be confirmed.