Thursday, 21 September 2017

Library cupboard opens door to learning

PUPILS at Robert Piggott School in Wargrave are making use of a new addition to their library area.

PUPILS at Robert Piggott School in Wargrave are making use of a new addition to their library area.

A tray and cupboard unit has recently been donated to the Twyford Road school by The Head Partnership, which has an office in Henley.

Members of a newly-formed accelerated reading group have been using the cupboard to store information relating to the books they are reading.

Literacy coach Petrina Hartland said: “The group is a programme for assessing and monitoring reading levels. Every time a book is read there is a list of questions at the end of it, so it is about comprehension as well.

“We want to turn students into regular library users and regular readers and stretch all their reading skills.

“This piece of furniture may seem like an odd thing for a project like this, but it has been immediately filled with all the information that is required for the group. Each class has their own folder and everyone has a reading plan that they fill in every day.”

Viki Hunt, assistant head teacher, said: “The group is going to grow, certainly for the younger years, as we have had some very positive feedback from both the students and from parents.

“We are delighted that we have the support of the partnership and we are really pleased that we have got this group up and running.”

Susan Robertson, partner of the Head Partnership, said: “As a firm we like to give back to the community to try to promote and support various schools and projects.

“We want to encourage children to take part in reading.”

PUPILS at Robert Piggott School in Wargrave are making use of a new addition to their library area.

A tray and cupboard unit has recently been donated to the Twyford Road school by The Head Partnership, which has an office in Henley.

Members of a newly-formed accelerated reading group have been using the cupboard to store information relating to the books they are reading.

Literacy coach Petrina Hartland said: “The group is a programme for assessing and monitoring reading levels. Every time a book is read there is a list of questions at the end of it, so it is about comprehension as well.

“We want to turn students into regular library users and regular readers and stretch all their reading skills.

“This piece of furniture may seem like an odd thing for a project like this, but it has been immediately filled with all the information that is required for the group. Each class has their own folder and everyone has a reading plan that they fill in every day.”

Viki Hunt, assistant head teacher, said: “The group is going to grow, certainly for the younger years, as we have had some very positive feedback from both the students and from parents.

“We are delighted that we have the support of the partnership and we are really pleased that we have got this group up and running.”

Susan Robertson, partner of the Head Partnership, said: “As a firm we like to give back to the community to try to promote and support various schools and projects.

“We want to encourage children to take part in reading.”

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