Reading is a fundamental skill and it is vital that children become fluent and confident readers.
We strive to instill a love of reading in all children at Belgrave St Bartholomew's Academy, ensuring that they have access to a range of text types and genres.
We aim to encourage passionate and curious readers, equipped with the strategies they need to overcome any barriers they may face.
HOW WE BUILT A READING CULTURE
Since 2019 we have been proud to work with LitFilmFest to build a reading culture in our school using their Reading Rocks Review project.
Take a look at the video to the right, to see how engaged and excited the children have been to create their own Belgrave Book Reviews that led to them becoming their local library heroes and YouTube stars!
It's important that all parents/carers sign up to GoRead as soon as possible, so you can record your child's home reading as we will no longer be bringing home a paper reading record.
If you haven't signed up yet, please speak to your child's class teacher who will be able to provide you with an invitation.
Please watch our top tips videos which provide useful information on how to set up an account and how to start logging what your child has read.
Not sure what book to read next? Choose one of our amazing book reviews to help you make your decision! From Charles Dickens to J. K. Rowling we will have a recommendation for you! This project was inspired by the Litfilmfest 'Reading Rocks Reviews' project.
CLICK A BOOK COVER TO VIEW THE YOUTUBE REVIEW
BELGRAVE'S VIRTUAL LIBRARY
Is there anything better than a story before bed? Not only does a bedtime story help set a routine, enhance language skills and strengthen the bond between the reader and listener, research has also proven that a bedtime story boosts brain development!
So grab yourself a hot chocolate, make yourself comfortable and choose a bedtime story to enjoy.