Can you give our children half an hour of your time?
As we all know, reading is THE MOST IMPORTANT skill children need to acquire. Building on last year’s successful introduction of Reading Rangers, we are again looking to build an ‘army’ of reliable parents who are prepared to be part of the school’s reading sessions on a regular, weekly basis:
To this end, we would like to invite any parents/grandparents/carers who may be interested in joining our Reading Rangers to attend an initial meeting to discuss the role and find out more.
This meeting will be held on:
Friday 20th October at 8:45
In this meeting, we will discuss the role in more detail as well as look at our school’s safeguarding policy. The meeting will last approximately half an hour.
Any parents interested in volunteering in school must first sign up to our Parent Helper Policy and a member of SLT is required to discuss the role with them. To this end, if you are considering volunteering, it is important that you attend the meeting or, if this is not possible, you make contact with Mr Andrews:
Can’t make this date but still interested?
Perhaps you can volunteer on a regular basis but can’t make this meeting: if this is the case, please send an email for the attention of Mr Andrews using the office email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward you the necessary information and agreement policy for you to read and sign in your own time and return to the school office. Please specify in your initial e-mail your child’s class and the day you may be able to volunteer as a reader.
So what is the commitment?
You would be invited into school to join in with the children’s guided reading sessions, which would be from around ‘drop off’ time at 8:40 (ish) to 9:30. This is the time of the day when everyone across the school is reading. Typically, you would hear individual children read, spending 10 minutes with each child talking about the book – this is just like what you might do at home with your own child. You would work within the class or year group of your own child and this way you will be able to transfer any of the questioning skills and reading knowledge you gain from the experience to your own child’s reading at home.
We are seeking parents who can commit to joining us on a regular basis and are able to reliably come in to school on a weekly basis – children need routine!
I was a Reading Ranger last year; can I come into school again?
Yes please! Just speak with your child’s class teacher who will be very grateful to have an extra pair of hands. You can arrange an allocated day directly with your child’s class teacher and you do not need to attend this meeting.