On 17 November I attended the Reading Cafe being run for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. It was gratifying to see so many parents are carers attend (over 40 adults with many younger siblings in tow). Mrs Cairns read the outlandish and hilarious story called ‘Stuck’ by Oliver Jeffers which was met with laughter, actions and enthusiasm by the children and grownups. A craft activity then followed for the carers and children to create their own items to be stuck in a tree that had appeared in the library. I was delighted to be able to report to the governors that there was a very positive response to this creative and well attended event, with many parents commenting that they had enjoyed themselves and their time with the pupils in school. Some commented that they had picked up tips from watching the teachers on how to engage their own children in picture books and were going to try the techniques used by the teachers at home.
Sophie Thornley (Chair of Governors)