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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.  
  • 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.

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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