Reading for Pleasure

We love reading at Parkdale! All classes have a daily time dedicated to Reading for Pleasure. This can be reading a class book together or the children having some time to read a book they love. Older children have the opportunity to read with younger children, we have Read & Relax sessions and even opportunities ‘Drop Everything and Read.’ The teachers join in too! Reading is a joy for everyone!

Reading at Home

Key Stage Two still have their ‘20 books to Read before you leave …’ challenge available. It has been fantastic to see children complete this as they have progressed through school. Copies of each book can be accessed from your classroom. Ask your teacher for more information.

Parkdale’s Library

Our brand new library will be opening soon! It can be accessed straight from the playground and we are really looking forward to welcoming parents, carers and children into this lovely space. We will be organising regular opening times for the Library after school so watch this space for more information!

Lots of exciting new things will be shared as part of our library launch but for now we will give you a little taster of what is to come! We have themed bookshelves, famous and beloved authors, an eco section, a book review station, a cute and inviting class reading spot and so much more. The children will have a monthly theme linked to a new ‘stamp’ collecting challenge where lucky participants will be rewarded with a trip to a local book shop. The library team are very excited to share more with you soon.