READING 1000 BOOKS
As part of our challenge for pupils to have access to 1000 books over the 4 years they are with us at Palfrey we are introducing key story texts in each year group. In addition to this they will have access to books by lots of different children's authors through our new 'Author Boxes' and books of different types eg books with old text eg Beatrix Potter, Hans Christian Anderson.
As a key part of this programme to improve vocabulary awareness we would like our children to get to know and be able to retell at least 12 stories each year. We are encouraging teachers to read a selection of key books to their children during story time. These books are part of the Pie Corbett Reading Spine. If parents wish to know more about the recommended books and share the books at home please find details at https://www.scholastic.co.uk/piecorbett/resources.
Many of these books are available to borrow from our school library or indeed if you become a member of Walsall Library you can also borrow several books for free.
I would recommend any books by the author's listed as they will included quality language for you to discuss with your child, thus supporting your child's awareness of English.