Nick Gibb MP visits River Beach!
Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards visited River Beach Primary School today, Comic Relief day and met with Mrs Grevett and a range of pupils.
The pupils talked to Mr Gibb about the school reading programme which they really enjoy. They discussed their favourite books with him, how their reading targets are set and were keen to tell him how many thousands of words they have read so far this year. Mr Gibb was very interested to hear how a positive reading culture has developed at River Beach Primary with the pupils demonstrating how they quiz after every book they have read and how their scores help them work towards their reading targets.
Mr Gibb commented, “River Beach pupils are reading a huge number of books every month – some have achieved a million words or more. This means children are improving their reading – preparing themselves for success at secondary school”.
As well as demonstrating their reading skills to Mr Gibb the pupils showed off their skills in maths especially times tables. Other groups who met with him discussed their roles as school councillors and as Road Safety Officers.
Mrs. Grevett said, “The pupils enjoyed chatting to Mr Gibb and telling them about their learning at River Beach. They spoke very articulately on all aspects including their part in getting agreement for a Pelican crossing in Arundel Road. I was extremely proud of them all.”