Books are so important. By reading widely, students have the power to travel through space and time, to visit places they have never been to or imagined, to meet a diverse range of characters, to escape the everyday and take part in amazing adventures!
By reading, they build and develop empathy skills, spark creativity by using their imagination, they enlarge their vocabulary and even relax too. The benefits of reading and mental health are enormous. Finding connections with characters and situations in fiction can provide students with emotional support and encouragement. Ultimately, reading is how we learn. We aim for all of our students to read fluently and with confidence in order to reach their potential. We also aim to foster a love of reading along the way.
At Roundwood Park School, we promote and celebrate reading across the community in a wide range of ways. Here’s what you need to know.
We are very lucky to have an incredible library space with a huge range of stock. The library staff have a wealth of knowledge and are amazing at finding recommendations for all types of readers. Students can access the library catalogue via the AccessIt app. The Library also run various exciting events across the year including a Word Book Day celebration and an annual ‘One School, One Read’ in which we all come together as a community and read the same book.
Read more about our library here
Each subject has developed a ‘Reading Journey’ which is a list of books that connect to the curriculum content in each subject. This means that students can read and explore their own passions and interests and read along the way!
Visit our Reading Journeys below:
Once each half term, we encourage students to read with breadth across the curriculum by having school-wide ‘Reading Weeks’. All home learning set during the week will have an element of reading involved.