During the school closures, the below links will help to ensure that your child continues to enjoy the magic of books:
You can now access free online ebook versions of our school reading books- along with games and worksheets at https://connect.collins.co.uk/
and logging in as a teacher. Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: Parents20!
Unsure how this works? Watch the demo video here:
If your child would like to borrow a school library book, teachers can deliver! Please choose online at: https://forms.gle/EKd5VarhuFyvuU287
Teachers will deliver the books each Monday and will respect social distancing.
Other fun links
David Walliams is reading the entirety of his new book 'Fing' every weekday at 11am. You can catch up with it online at: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses
Children's author Katherine Rundell has released a new book aimed at children having to stay at home during this difficult time. You can read 'The Book of Hopes' online for free at; https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/
The National Literacy Trust has created a site called 'The Family Zone' with a range of ideas and activities for different primary school age groups. You can find it at: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/
Reading is incredibly important to us at St Nicholas of Tolentine. We want to help every child become a successful and enthusiastic reader who will enjoy books during their time with us and beyond.
As well as exciting Reading lessons based around quality texts, children at our school have the opportunity to hear a range of stories, poems and non-fiction texts read aloud to them at the end of each school day by their class teacher. Children will read 1:1 to an adult in school at least once a week whilst they are in Reception and Key Stage 1 and at least every two weeks in Key Stage 2.
Throughout the year, authors also visit our school; this allows the children to hear the words straight from the writer's mouth! Our team of book loving teachers and support staff also celebrate a range of literary events with the children, such as World Book Day and Storytelling Week.
Children at the school are expected to read at home 5 times a week. This is recorded on the 5-a-week bookmarks which are handed in and counted every Monday. The class with the most bookmarks each week gets a prize!
If you cannot find your child's bookmark, there are always spares at the school office. Even though we are running the bookmark competition, all children still have reading diaries which parents can record home reading in. These are checked regularly by teachers who also record school reading in them.