Reading Revolution

Reading Revolution

At St Colmcille’s Girls’ National School, we’re passionate about reading. In order to become competent, independent learners, children need to be confident readers. During their time at our school, children will read and grow to love a variety of books. We hope to impart to them our passion for reading for pleasure.

This year our children have been busy learning in many different ways all about the 1916 rising. We have decided to honour this legacy by kicking off our own revolution – A Reading Revolution!

Starting on your child’s return to school after the Hallowe’en Break, each class will record the books read on a chart in class. Each week we will share with the school community our successes so far. Each child will receive a specially commissioned pencil with our statement of intent printed on it – St Colmcille’s GNS 1916 …we are launching a Reading Revolution. We hope that by reading together we will reach the magic number of 1916 books read in one term by one school!!!

We need your help.

  • Encourage your child to join our local library.
  • You can attend a parent information morning on how best to support your child to become a reader organised by our Principal Ms Burke Logue on Thursday November 10th at 1.30pm  with special guest Karen Scattergood, local librarian and organiser of Children’s Book Club in Sword Library!
  • You can read with your child, ideally three times a week or more.
  • You can encourage your child to change their reading book at school during our scheduled library visits
  • You can use our recommended reads list to find the right book for your child. These lists have been compiled from our favourite books and books we view as age appropriate. Feel free to use books from other year groups if you and your child would like a challenge. These book lists are available to read on our website
  • You can come to our annual Book Fair with your child and pick up books of interest.
  • You can take a picture of your child reading for the ‘Get Caught Reading’ display in our school foyer

Our mission is get our children reading, not just for work or research, but for enjoyment!


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