Some of our daily ‘Advent Calendar’ activities have been to go to the Pre-School and read a story for them.
This has been a real hit with both the pupils of Glencorrib N.S and Footsteps Pre-School. The older boys and girls have really enjoyed getting the opportunity to read stories for the younger children, and likewise the boys and girls in Footsteps loved having the older children visit them.
Reading to younger children is an activity that can be a great help to pupils by increasing their reading confidence and fluency while also boosting their expressive reading skills. In turn, it is also very important for the Pre-School children to watch and listen to the older children read, not only does it inspire their imagination and vocabulary development but also provides them with a role-model for their own learning.
As these reading sessions have been such a success, we hope to make them a weekly activity after Christmas!
Have a look at some of the pictures of our reading sessions so far!