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National Literacy Trust research shows that children who enjoy reading are three times more likely to have good mental wellbeing than children who don’t enjoy reading.

The report, based on a survey of almost 50,000 UK school children aged 8 to 18, found that:

  • Children who are the most engaged with reading and writing are much happier with their lives than children who are the least engaged;
  • As children transition from primary to secondary school, their levels of literacy engagement and mental wellbeing both decline and continue on this downward path;
  • Boys who are the most engaged with reading and writing have higher levels of mental wellbeing than girls who are engaged.

To find out more about how reading can help us to maintain mental wellbeing, please see the PowerPoint below.

Here are some lists of recommended children's reading books for different ages.  We hope that you enjoy sharing them with your children.

After hearing the sad news of Prince Philip’s death, Years 4 and 5 decided to make a tribute display to the late Duke of Edinburgh. All of the teachers were so impressed with their hard work and dedication, that we decided to send a picture of the display to Her Majesty the Queen, along with letters from the children, sharing their condolences.

 

This week, the children were delighted to have received a reply…

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