Read Aloud


Welcome to the Read Aloud Initiative at our school!

The Trust that manages our school is organising its biggest ever reading initiative across its 3 primary schools:  Woodpecker Hall Academy, Kingfisher Hall Academy and Enfield Heights

We are excited to be a part of this campaign that aims to foster a love for reading among our children outside of the classroom.

The aim is to create a vibrant reading community within our schools, bridging the gap between education and home life.

By doing so, we're not only preparing our children to access learning at all stages of their development, or for the complexities of GCSEs – where a reading age of 16 is crucial – but also laying a strong foundation for their overall educational success. 

Read Aloud events - Be part of the story 

Woodpecker Hall Academy

Next event is on Monday 22 April (3.15pm)

For Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Admission: Absolutely Free!

Enfield Heights  Academy

Next event is on Tues 22 April (3.15pm)

For Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Admission: Absolutely Free!

Kingfisher Hall Academy

Next event is on Friday 26 April (3pm)

For Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Admission: Absolutely Free!

About the Read Aloud Initiative

We believe that reading aloud is a powerful tool for nurturing young minds. Here's what the Read Aloud Initiative is all about:

Building Strong Foundations: Reading aloud helps children develop crucial language and literacy skills from an early age. It enhances vocabulary, comprehension, and listening skills.

Fostering a Love for Books: We want to instill a passion for reading in our students. Through engaging stories and interactive sessions, we hope to make books their lifelong companions.

Creating a Bond: Reading aloud is a wonderful way for parents, guardians, and teachers to bond with children. It creates lasting memories and deepens relationships.

Why Read Aloud Matters

Boosts Academic Performance: Studies show that students who are read to regularly perform better in school. Reading aloud sets the foundation for academic success.

Enhances Imagination: Books take us to different worlds and ignite the imagination. Children who are read to are more creative and imaginative.

Improves Concentration: Listening to stories improves a child's attention span, a valuable skill both in school and everyday life.

Builds Empathy: Through stories, children learn about different cultures, experiences, and perspectives, fostering empathy and understanding.

Get Involved

We invite parents, teachers, and students to get involved in our Read Aloud Campaign:

Read Aloud at Home: Spend quality time with your child by reading books together. It's a bonding experience that they will cherish.

Volunteer: Details to be announced.

Book Donations: Help us build a diverse library for our students by donating books or funds to purchase new ones.


Explore the following resources to make the most of the Read Aloud Initiative:

Reading List: Find a curated list of age-appropriate books for your child on our website when we relaunch Read Aloud in November.

Tips for Effective Read Aloud: Learn how to make your read-aloud sessions engaging and enjoyable for your child. New resources coming soon when we relaunch Read Aloud in November.

Join us in creating a community of avid readers through the Read Aloud Initiative.

Together, we can inspire a lifelong love for reading in our young learners.

Free resources