In Clarendon Infants School, we believe in sharing a love of reading for all children. To inspire this, we use the Pie Corbett Reading Spine to develop children's exposure to different texts. Throughout the day, the children are given opportunities to explore, discuss and immerse themselves in different books. All children are given the opportunity to visit the library and see new books they might not have discovered before. Also, we hold regular reading days where the children can explore and share their new favourite books!
We are incredibly excited to announce that we will be joining in Wiltshire's Year of Reading! This is a county wide campaign to inspire a love of reading involving schools, libraries and communities. Throughout the year, we will be developing children's attitudes to reading through different activities. We are passionate in developing children’s love of reading. Within the campaign, there are three reading awards (Bronze, Silver and Gold) which schools can work towards. These awards help us demonstrate our love and dedication to reading.
Below, there is some information you can explore to find out more about Wiltshire's Year of Reading. There is also a link below to The Family and Community Learning Team which provides learning for families and the wider community. They have a range of courses available to help support your reading and develop new skills to support your child. They also have other courses which you may find useful.
At Clarendon Infants School, we are incredibly lucky to have different areas for the children to explore reading. We have a library full of interesting books which every child is able to explore. Also, each classroom has an exciting book corner full of books for the children to access during provision.
At Clarendon Infants School, al the children are given a high quality text to take home with them and read at home. This not only allows the children to develop their phonetic awareness but it also provides them time to develop a love of reading. Each child has a reading record which is used to record their home reading. We then have a reading tree which celebrates every time a child reads for 25 days and their apple moves across the tree over the year.
Also, we encourage the children to read at home and find their new favourite book through the use of Reading Competitions.
In Tidworth, we are incredibly lucky to have a local library to explore new books. There are also libraries near Tidworth in: Ludgershall, Amesbury and Salisbury. You are able to use your Wiltshire library membership to access all of these. It is free to join and has a specific section for children's books. If you are not a member of the library already, please follow the link below. It will provide you with more information about how you can join.
Here are some books we recommend which you may wish to read with your child. Please check this section of the website reguarly to see new suggestions. Also, if you have any books you would like to share with us, please contact your child's teacher - thank you!
Here are some poems we recommend which you may wish to read with your child. Please check this section of the website regularly to see new suggestions. Also, if you have any poems you would like to share with us, please contact your child's teacher - thank you!