THE READING CLUB

We meet on Tuesdays 6.30-7.00pm on zoom. All are welcome and each lesson stands alone. Some children enjoy answering questions and participating in our discussions, others prefer to sit quietly and take it all in. 

For your child to thrive at school, a home reading programme is essential.

But most of us find this a tricky challenge to set up and keep on track.

Which books are the right books?

How is it possible to keep a reluctant child reading every night? What sort of support should I be giving – if any at all? Do I read a page and then make my child read the next? Can they give up on a book if they hate it?

This is where our wonderful reading club comes in. Every week we share an exciting extract from a recommended text. Each piece is chosen as a cliff-hanger and the in-depth discussions we have about the plot, setting, characters and authorial techniques encourage our students to pick up the book and continue reading afterwards.

But even if they don’t – their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills will soar (just from the one half-hour session per week).

Set them up with a hot drink, in a comfy chair, and let them be entertained for half an hour.

It’s a good feeling to hand over a task you were feeling anxious about to an expert.

We’ve been extending children’s reading for years.

£25 per month (£20 if your child is already a member of one of our clubs – please email Helen for the discount code).

6.30-7.30pm Tuesdays

[No notice period. You can cancel at any time]