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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Tips to support your child's reading development

There are many reasons children may say they don't want to read: some children find it hard to read the words on the page and therefore struggle to understand the meaning of what they read; some don't like reading for long periods of time; and some children simply haven't yet found a genre that they love!


Whatever they say...there's always a way we can help to encourage children's love for reading. From family members reading to children, introducing them to new genres, taking them to the library, to simply talking about the books they read; all of these strategies are tools that will help to enthuse your children about reading. 


Below are some links to useful websites that will help to support you when reading with your children. Please have a click around and see if there's anything you could try. 

Alternatively, ask your child's teacher - there may be something they have found that captures your child's interest. 

Reading with your child at home

A parent volunteer of ours has done a model one-to-one reading session with one of our Year 3 children to demonstrate how to read with your children at home.