I want to introduce you to our new Literacy at Alder web page. On these pages we are hoping to keep you informed and inspired about all things literacy, including word of the week and the wonderful world of books.  Although much has happened since, it’s not that long ago that I spoke to all students in assemblies about the benefits of reading for pleasure, and as a school we celebrated in style with World Book Day.  I want to keep this momentum going and use this space to share with students and parents further ideas, links and information that may encourage even the most reluctant readers to spend some time with a book.

Linked to this page is our new blog where staff and students will be invited to write about everything and anything linked to reading. I will start off by sharing my current reading list: The Gruffalo, The Hungry Caterpillar and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.  Remember these from when you were little?  I am reading them at least a hundred times a week and they are as wonderful as ever.  Join me and my two-year-old Iris, for a look back at the books that may have started you on your reading journey. We are also still running our Read Your Way Around The World Challenge, and all prizes are up for grabs! Take a look at the PowerPoint to remind yourself of how you can get involved.

Literacy Challenges and Reading Incentives

I want to hear from you, so alongside my email, I have created a new Twitter account @literacyalder where you can share your thoughts and ideas and we can celebrate your literacy and reading achievements. 

Remember reading can take you anywhere without ever having to leave your house, so at the moment it’s the best and safest way to get out!

Stay safe

Miss Skeldon