Thursday, 7 February 2013

Reading corners and class libraries

I loved giving inset the other day on developing exciting class libraries and book corners. These are such a crucial part of primary classrooms, with so much potential for supporting the curriculum, and particularly for developing literacy skills and reading enjoyment. Yet somehow in many schools they are given very little attention. It was great to have the opportunity to explore how to create collections that meet pupils’ needs and interests, and that support teaching and learning effectively. There was a real buzz in the room, as everyone discussed ways they were going to improve the look and feel and contents of their class libraries, and ideas for incorporating them into lesson planning.

Thank you Lowton St Mary’s Primary School for the lovely picture.