Teaching children to read and instilling a love of books is so important and can’t be underestimated. Reading for pleasure has a number of benefits including enabling children to access all their lessons at school, enhance their social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and importantly their mental health.
Immersing yourself in a good book allows us to be transported from our own world to another, embarking on an exciting journey. Between the pages of a book, we can become wrapped up in the lives of fictional characters and learn about cultures entirely different from our own. We can also learn new words and phrases, experience a range of emotions, and acquire skills and knowledge to use in our everyday lives.
To be able to purchase new reading books which carefully match the different abilities of our children we need to raise some money. This year we have to do our fundraising a little bit differently as we can’t collect physical money in and have face to face events in school due to COVID.
We are aiming to raise £1,000 to help us purchase new, exciting ‘Book Bag’ books to send home with our children each week. We want our children to have access to high quality and diverse texts which enrich their learning, support their reading development and accuracy but also promote a love of reading.
If you would like to make a donation or a have a few pennies to spare, it would be much appreciated.A big thank you from all the staff and children at Fen Ditton Primary school.