Fostering a love of reading

Learning to read is probably the most important skill your child will learn at primary school.  Reading is a powerful tool.  Not only is it of use for practical activities, such as reading instructions but it has the potential to whisk you off to other lands, help you understand the feelings of others and develop empathy.  It can also help people not only cope with their emotions but give valuable time away from their own emotions.  This is why we love to read at John Rankin - take a look at the range of author's we read at JRs!

The following document will give you some guidance on our reading expectations and how you can help us at John Rankin:

Useful information:

There are many websites that can suggest reading material.  We would recommend: