Parents are playing a key role in improving the reading skills of their children at Calverley CE Primary School.
A Parents Stay And Read event was held in school recently, where parents spent time listening to their children reading and talking about stories and new books to read.
The event is one of a number of ways parents are helping to improve reading skills at the school. Parents recently raised money through the Friends of Calverley CE Primary to turn a room into a library and reading space and provide new books.
Parents have also attended a workshop to help them understand how best they can help their children with reading, especially with the school’s new Accelerated Reading Programme, which aims to challenge pupils to read more appropriate books as they progress through school.
It was trialled in Years 5 and 6 last year and now includes Year 4.
Headteacher Bob Curran said:
“The Parents Stay and Read event was a big success. The parents spent a whole morning with their children, reading, chatting about stories and looking at new books. We were very pleased with it and will certainly do it again.”