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St. Patrick's Boys' National School strives to promote a competent level of reading among all our pupils. Shared Reading is done with all pupils from 1st to 4th classes. This is where Parent/Guardian and Child read together at home and a booklet is kept to monitor progress. Parents also come in to certain classes to do Shared Reading with pupils at school. Shared Reading is a great way to foster enjoyment and fluency in reading.

The P.A.T. Phonics Scheme is taught to all classes from 1st to 4th. This provides a foundation in phonics and consolidates other approaches to phonics and reading skills, throughout the school.
There is a close link with Mayfield local library and regular class visits are made and activities attended.

Since September second, third and fourth class pupils have taken part in a very successful Shared Reading Programme at home.
Shared Reading is an excellent and enjoyable way of helping your child to improve and enjoy his reading. It involves parent/guardian/older person and child reading together. Last summer an award ceremony took place where the boys were presented with Shared Reading Certificates. Parents were strongly encouraged to keep up shared reading at home.

Reading with your child at home and encouraging him to select books fosters a love of reading. It provides enjoyment and helps develop his reading skills. Many children, especially boys, need this support in order to be enticed to read more beyond the classroom texts.
Our local Mayfield and branch libraries have a wide selection of books and membership is free for children.
A big Go Raibh Maith  Agaíbh to Parents/Guardians for their encouragement and support.

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