At River Beach we work hard in school and with parents to develop a culture of reading so that our children love reading and experience the benefits that being fluent readers bring both now and in the future. Please look here for advice on how best to support your child in reading and phonics.

This year improving reading is a focus of our School Improvement Plan.

We encourage parents and carers to come in early and D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) and are delighted how many parents do this. It is lovely to see the school buzzing before school with parents and carers reading with their children.

We are very proud of both our school library and our class libraries. The book corners look lovely and the feedback from our pupils is that they really enjoy using them.


There are lots of other places where pupils can read around the school, these include in our Community Room and the Solar Dome.

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We also talk to different groups of children and let them choose the books they want to read in school. This is really important in order that we buy the books our children truly want to read.