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Reading Resources

Reading for Pleasure

Research consistently shows that children who read for pleasure do better at school, and we all want to give our children the best chance of unlocking adventures and opportunities in the future. The following websites have age-specific book recommendations, together with lots of great information.

Encouraging Reluctant Readers

Often, reluctant readers are children who find reading challenging, but this is not always the case. There are many children who have not yet developed an enjoyment and passion for reading. This group often contains a high number of boys. As a parent, you understand that reading is a vital life-skill and it can be very frustrating to have a child who is indifferent to its benefits or joys. Don’t give up! Keep trying, as with support, the right conditions, and just the right books, you can help switch reluctant readers into readers who read for the sheer joy of it.

Here are some websites with ideas:

World Book Day

Each year, St Mary's School holds a 'Book Week' to celebrate and promote a love of reading.  We host a book fair, dress up as our favourite book characters and take part in a variety of activities to encourage enjoyment of reading.

Recommended Reads

In addition to the resources above, we also have some recommended reading lists for each school year.  Simply select the year group reading list you would like to download.