Fun winter reading breakfast at school
St Stephen’s RC Pr imar y S chool held a Chr istmas reading breakfast for families recently.
The school invited families to come in to the school to read Christmas or winter stories to their children.
This was part of an initiative led by the school to promote reading and literacy over the festive period and coincided with a month long online video programme of weekly winter stories read by teachers.
Principal teacher at t h e s c h o o l , Mi s s A i d e e n Ha u g h e y , s a i d : “A l l t h e children and fa milies thoroughly enjoyed the morning and the feedback was super.
“This was a follow up to the national Read, Write, Count programme led by the Scottish Government to support parents and carers with strategies for reading in order to develop vocabulary and the comprehension of texts.
“We actively encourage a partnership approach in St Stephen’s and we are looking at extending this programme with other texts and even Scots in 2018.”
Festive spirit Kevin (6), Anne, Tara (8) and Niall (10) Durcan enjoyed a CS Lewis classic while (inset) George, Cameron (11) and Sophie (6) McMaster loved reading The Gruffalo’s Child
Reading breakfast Scout (6) and Lisa Bloodworth with Katie Walsh (4) and Natasha Cameron (6)