Wanted: Volunteer Readers
Can you spare an hour each week to improve the literacy of Maidenhead's primary school children?
By becoming a reading volunteer, and giving an hour of your time each week to listen to children read, you can support local children and help them to improve their literacy.
Not every child gets the support and encouragement to read outside the school environment. Promoting and encouraging reading in school is key to ensuring that every child gets the opportunity to learn how to enjoy reading.
You'll be giving the children: consistent support to practise reading skills; help to foster a love of reading and a positive attitude to learning; helping them to increase their confidence, self-esteem and social skills
For more information on volunteering, contact Stephan on 01628 783318 or firstname.lastname@example.org
One person in six in the UK lives with poor literacy and if they are a parent they won't be able to their child's learning. Literacy is a key part of the national curriculum and aims to ensure that all pupils:
- read easily, fluently and with good understanding develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
- acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
- appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
- write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
- use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
- are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
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