A School Priority
St Brigid’s wants the best for every child
Reading has always been important at St Brigid’s and this year we are really going for it! Join us on our journey.
Parents know their children so well; only with you can we make sure that your child makes the best possible progress
Did you know…
After the age of 5, 80% of the words children learn is from stories
So encourage your child to read every day, even for 10 minutes, talk about unfamiliar words they read. Read story books to your child
Children who read for at least 10 minutes a day are very likely to achieve more than those children who don’t
So listen to your child read for at least 10 minutes a day. Ensure your child brings their book in every day and sign your child’s book
Children who read daily at home, reading a range of things, are 5 times more likely to achieve above national expectations
So visit the library, research and read things on the internet, have a range of books for your child to read at home- newspapers, magazines, different books. Buy a book when it’s their birthday, include a book at Christmas and Easter time. Challenge your child to read at least 3 books when it’s half term.