Research shows that a love of reading gives children an advantage in all areas of their learning; and it's fun too! For these reasons, it is important that pupils, parents and teachers work together to ensure children have the time, space and motivation to read at home.

Things you can do:

  • Check that your child is taking home a good quality, age appropriate book from school to read at home;
  • Set aside time, for example, just before bedtime, for your child to read;
  • Check that your child's reading record is being completed;
  • If your Year 5 child has younger siblings, get him/her to read to them;
  • Talk to Mr McGill if you have any questions or concerns about your child's reading habits.

Our Class Story

 Our class story this term is Varjak Paw, suspenseful adventure seen through the eyes of a young cat. It will be the focus of lots of our reading lessons this half term, as well as the inspiration for our suspense writing.

Contact the School

Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834