At Buxton Infant School one of our main aims is to foster a love of books and reading. To help inspire and develop this each year group has 10 treasured books, kept in the classroom in a special basket, to be enjoyed and treasured during the school year.
School adults will share the books several times with the children and the children will have access to them to re-read and browse through independently. Research shows that sharing a familiar book multiple times can really help children’s reading and writing progress and development. We thought that we would share the list with you at home so that you could enjoy them too – click on the link below to see which books your child will enjoy this year. You might already have copies at home or they should all be easily found at the library. We’ll also put videos of us reading them on Tapestry.
You can also help at home by regularly sharing books with your child, especially by reading the same one over and over again or by asking them to tell you about the treasured books they have read in school: Which ones are their favourites? Can they tell you what happens in the story? Would they like to read another book by the same author? What interesting words has the author used? Do they know the meanings of them?
If you would like any more information about treasured books or reading generally please get in touch. We want to work in partnership with you to support your child’s learning and reading progress.
Mrs Bennett, Literacy Subject Leader