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This is Brady, the Reading dog at Barnstaple Library who enjoys listening to stories read by all the children!
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At RCPA we use the Read, Write Inc Scheme to teach our children phonics

There are lots of great websites to help parents support their child at home with their phonics journey:

Please find websites and games below to support reading and phonics at home:

We are encouraging children to read each book bag book three times. This is to encourage them to become more fluent with the words and then focus on reading like a ‘storyteller’ e.g. using expression as well as gaining a good understanding of what is happening in the story. It is difficult for a child to focus on the meaning of a story while they are decoding the words so as their speed of reading increases so does their ability to focus on the content of the story.

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Learn to read accurately by age six… read to learn for the rest of your life. 

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Barnstaple Library have regular reading challenges for children of all ages. They encourage children to read with various activities, stickers, certificates, competitions and more! They have a great range of books, fiction and non fiction, to get children interested in reading and its free!

Above are some of our children who have completed the library reading challenge during the summer holidays. Well done to them all! We are very proud of you. 

Our School Reading Culture


Reading to your Pets Challenge!

Read To Your Pets!
We recently had a new reading challenge, 'Read to your Pets'. Thankyou to everyone who sent us pictures of their children and pets! It's lovely to see so many children engaging in reading challenges. 

Below, are some pictures from World Book Day. Some children made sock puppets and decorated potatoes based on characters from our favourite books. We are so proud of all the children for taking part! 

World Book Day!

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Click on the links above to view the flip books that each class made. A huge thank you to Potato Print who created these amazing flip books for us. 

Recommended Books

Below are some books we have recommended for each year group. They are listed from our Pre-school year group to year 2. They are a guide for the kind of books to look out for when reading with your child(ren). 
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In September, Reception Classes thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Suzie Laverty, from Appledore Book Festival, who shared her story of 'Betty's Binoculars'. The children made their own binoculars and came up with some fantastic ideas to create their own magical stories!


Which High Quality Texts Will My Child Be Learning This Term?

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