Drake Primary School and Little Pirates Child Care

Google Services

Google Translate

Google Translate

Google Search

Google Search



At Drake, books and reading are at the heart of everything we do. Enjoying books and reading stories from a very early age is crucial in the development of children. It helps with their ability to understand words, use their imagination and develop their speech, as well as being something they really enjoy. Both teachers and parents play a huge part in the development of reading skills in young children. The more children experience books the more they will gain the interest and passion for them. Reading offers so much more than just quiet time in a cosy corner (though that in itself is an important time), it helps to develop spelling, listening, writing, literacy and social skills. Young children need to be able to experience books; they need to be able to understand and enjoy stories, books, rhymes and songs and listen and respond to them with curiosity and enjoyment.This will promote the value and pleasure of reading and encourage an interest in reading throughout school and in later life.

Reading diaries

Every child has a reading diary that is kept in their book bag. In here we will record the sharing book children chose to bring home each week and a comment when we read a book together. Parents are also encouraged to record the reading experiences they share with their children such as reading their sharing book, going to the library or hearing them read. Please make sure the reading diary comes to school every day.
Our favourite stories for Autumn

We read to the children several times a day. Sometimes it will be a new story, sometimes it will be one of our 5 favourite books for the term. These are books that we read regularly allowing children to become really familiar with them so they can join in with familiar parts, retell the story, draw pictures, act them out etc.

This half term, our 5 favourites are:
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5