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Whoberley Hall

Primary School

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Reading for Pleasure

Here at Whoberley Hall, we are proud to be a school where children are read to, enjoy listening to high-quality books and share their enjoyment of stories through discussion.

 

Our 'Reading Spine' is one element of the approach we take to foster a love for reading in our children.  The spine is a core of books that create a living library inside our children's minds.  It is a store of fantastic, high quality reads that help our children engage at a deeper level and enter the world of books.  We have produced our very own 'Reading Spine' for every year group, giving children access to brilliant texts year on year.

 

We use the reading spine books in every year group over the school year.  From your child moving into Nursery, to leaving in Year 6, they will have been immersed into 54 of the most fantastic books available to children!

Our amazing books!

At Whoberley Hall, we recognise that reading for pleasure at school is a vital part of the jigsaw when enabling children to learn to have a life-long love for reading.  We enjoy sharing our love of reading in school by engaging in events and initiatives.  We love to celebrate World Book Day each year,  every class shares their favourite 'reads' on their classroom door and in our entrance area are a beautiful suitcase of great books for visitors to enjoy while they wait.  Also, in every class, every day, from Nursery to Year 6, we have a dedicated time where we relax and enjoy a class story from our fantastic book spine (pictured above).

 

Each class from Year 1 to Year 6 also has a specific session on their weekly timetable where children are given a chance to talk about books, share recommendations and read for pleasure; whether this be magazines, e-books, fiction and non-fiction.  It is important to us that children can take the time to choose and share books of their choice.

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Whoberley Hall Primary School Values

Compassionate

To be kind is more important than to be right...Many times what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens Rishika Jain

Courageous

I have learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it Nelson Mandella

Inventive

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we fear less Marie Curie

Determined

"If you hear a voice within you say, 'You cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." Vincent Van Gogh

Respectful

Respect is a mirror, the more you show it to other people, the more they will reflect it back Anonymous

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