All parents will be receiving their child's school report shortly.
On receipt of the report, if you have any queries, please contact the school office via telephone or email.
Home Learning Packs
Home learning packs are available for all year groups on the website.
Please check regularly as learning for all year groups is updated weekly with more activities you can do at home together.
Thank you for your continued support.
Week beginning : 13.7.2020
As the online Oak academy has now finished for the summer please check your child's year group folder for transition based activities.
Everyone at Dorothy Barley Infant School
Summer Reading Challenge 2020
Barking and Dagenham Libraries will be encouraging local children to take part in this years Summer Reading Challenge. Due to the current lockdown this year’s challenge will run online at https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ with the theme “Silly Squad.
This year children set their own challenge to read any amount of books
during the Challenge from June to September, with children being encouraged to read anything that makes them happy – whether it be comics, joke books, poetry, fiction or non-fiction; in digital or print format; from e-book lending through the public library service or from what they already have at home.
Online e-books for children are free for Barking and Dagenham library members, and those signing up for membership now are able to use them straight away with the online account number supplied. Details of the e-books and comics for children, Ziptales online reading platform and Summer Reading Challenge videos with celebrity readers and more can be found on the Pen to Print website
Families are encouraged to join in and ‘Get Silly’ with downloadable activities, games, quizzes and more. New content will be added each week, the fun will continue throughout the summer to keep families engaged
Reading Agency information about the benefits of reading
· A recent survey commissioned by The Reading Agency showed that 45% of young people are reading more during lockdown.
· Reading for pleasure is a more important determination of children’s educational success than their families’ socio-economic status. [Sullivan and Brown (2013) Social inequalities in cognitive scores at age 16: The role of reading]
· Studies show that 16-year-olds who read for pleasure outside school are more likely to secure managerial or professional jobs later in life. [Taylor (2011) Reading at 16 linked to better job prospects]
· Statistics show that 1 in 5 children in England cannot read well by the age of 11 [DfE (2015) Reading: the next steps p.13]