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St James

Primary School

Where children shoot for the stars and shine


Each child will be given their own book bag. This book bag needs to in school EVERYDAY.This will contain their words, books, reading record and any letters. At St James we aim create a love for books and reading. To support children in achieving this, we ask that they read to an adult or older sibling, at home, 3 or more times a week. Please record each time they read in their reading record to enable them to work towards and achieve their reading awards in assembly. Each book needs to be read more than once to aid fluency. Your child will be asked to put their reading bag into the book box each day and we will to check them or as often as we can. We aim to to so this daily but it this isn't always achieved. We look forward to reading your comments, noting down their achievements towards their reading awards and finding them a wonderful new book to read. 


Next steps - If your child has read their book, here are ideas of questions to ask them or talk about:

Who are the characters? Which part did you like? Who is the author?

How did the character feel when ...?  What happened to resolve the problem? 

Why do you think _____ was sad/angry/worried? Is this book fiction or non fiction?


Thank you for your support :)