OU Reading for Pleasure

Transforming RfP in UK schools and beyond. Training & CPD from Teresa Cremin and The Open University.

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15/07/2024

New ! πŸ’™πŸ“š Sarah Austin (DHT and English lead) shares her school's experience of our Reading Schools Programme, and how staff and students were inspired to in a way that boosted confidence and sparked joy! ✨❀️ Read here πŸ‘‰ https://ow.ly/QjgH50SBzqp

14/07/2024

πŸ“£ Check your inboxes, our July newsletter is out now! β˜€οΈ Get your monthly fix of all things πŸ“š Author in the spotlight Mel Taylor-Bessent, Top Texts, RfP research, news, events & more! πŸ’™
Sign up link πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/newsletter-signup/

12/07/2024

πŸ“š For July's , Rob – a Year 6 teacher and Assistant Head in Manchester – has chosen a gripping selection of graphic novels! πŸ’™πŸŽ¨ Have you read any of these? πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/top_texts/top-texts-for-july-2024/

11/07/2024

πŸ“£ Almost time for our newsletter! Get your monthly fix of all things πŸ“š Author in the spotlight Mel Taylor-Bessent, July’s Top Texts, RfP research, news, events & more! πŸ’™ Sign up now or forward to a friend πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/newsletter-signup/

05/07/2024

Our July ✨ ✨ is Mel Taylor-Bessent! πŸ“šπŸ’™ Mel is author of the bestselling 'The Christmas Carrolls' books, and her newest series is 'Race to Imagination Island'. Find out more about Mel's favourite books and her writing here: πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/author_spotlight/mel-taylor-bessent/

04/07/2024

✨WIN a Booknic Blanket and Books Bundle! We have new, free Booknic 2024 resources, and 3x Bundles (8 books & 1 blanket) up for grabs! πŸ“šβ˜€οΈπŸ’™
To enter:
1. Host a Booknic ( πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/2024/06/06/summer-booknic-2024/)
2. Share photos using and tag us!
Happy Booknic-ing! ❀️

21/06/2024

✨It’s COMPETITION TIME! We have new, free Booknic 2024 resources, and 3x Booknic Bundles (8 books and 1 picnic blanket) up for grabs! πŸ“šβ˜€οΈπŸ’™
To enter:
1. Host a Booknic ( πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/2024/06/06/summer-booknic-2024/)
2. Share photos using and tag us in your post!
Happy Booknic-ing! ❀️

20/06/2024

Our June ✨ ✨ is Paul Stewart! πŸ“šπŸ’™ Paul is an internationally bestselling children’s author and co-creator of The Edge Chronicles, published in over 30 languages. Find out more about Paul's favourite books and writing here: πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/author_spotlight/paul-stewart/

Photos from OU Reading for Pleasure's post 15/06/2024

Thank you to everyone who joined us this weekend for 's Reading and Writing for Pleasure Summer Conference! What a wonderful day of professional reflection, collaboration and (of course) book blether! πŸ’™πŸ“šβœ¨

14/06/2024

πŸ’™ We can't wait to see you all TOMORROW for our β˜€οΈSummer 'Reading and Writing for Pleasure' Conference!β˜€οΈ
Do bring along 3 children's books you have enjoyed recently, for our 'book-blethering together' throughout the day! πŸ“—πŸ“˜πŸ“™

12/06/2024

🚨 Just three days to go until our Summer 'Reading and Writing for Pleasure' Conference on Saturday, 15th June! RfP awards, workshops, keynotes by Hannah Gold and Matt Goodfellow, book blether and loads more... We can't wait! β€οΈπŸ“šβ˜€οΈ

09/06/2024

πŸ“£ Check your inboxes, our June newsletter is out now! β˜€οΈ Get your monthly fix of all things πŸ“š Author in the spotlight Paul Stewart, Top Texts, RfP research, news, events & more! πŸ’™
Sign up link πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/newsletter-signup/

08/06/2024

🚨 Only one week to go until our Summer 'Reading and Writing for Pleasure' Conference on Saturday, 15th June! Who's coming? We can't wait to see all of you! β€οΈπŸ“šβ˜€οΈ
Programme here: https://ow.ly/sQ2w50Rj3Gi
Tickets here: https://ow.ly/kpIb50Rj3Gj

06/06/2024

🚨 Only 9 tickets left! Grab yours and join us at our Summer Conference 'Reading and Writing for Pleasure' on Saturday, 15th June: 9.30am - 4pm πŸ“šβ˜€οΈπŸ’™
Programme here: https://ow.ly/sQ2w50Rj3Gi
Tickets here: https://ow.ly/kpIb50Rj3Gj

04/06/2024

πŸ“£ Almost time for our newsletter! Get your monthly fix of all things πŸ“š Author in the spotlight Paul Stewart, June’s Top Texts, RfP research, news, events & more! πŸ’™ Sign up now or forward to a friend πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/newsletter-signup/

Overcoming Barriers to RfP- Ep 4: 'Readers Don’t Always Find It Easy To Concentrate...'. OURfP & WBD 03/06/2024

Episode 4 of our 'Overcoming Barriers to RfP' Series with World Book Day is out! πŸ’™πŸ“šβœ¨ It discusses ways to support children's reading choices, and the importance of reading routines! πŸ‘‡
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kquvtflx4U&list=PLC91RIf5KmVLyDw9zxZsqMoyTjozPRhMp&index=5

Overcoming Barriers to RfP- Ep 4: 'Readers Don’t Always Find It Easy To Concentrate...'. OURfP & WBD Episode 4: 'Readers Don’t Always Find It Easy To Concentrate And Get Distracted'This is the fourth of four webinars in the OURfP & World Book Day series 'Ove...

30/05/2024

Join us for our Summer Conference 'Reading and Writing for Pleasure' on Saturday, 15th June: 9.30am - 4pm πŸ“šβ˜€οΈ
Programme here: https://ow.ly/sQ2w50Rj3Gi
Tickets here: https://ow.ly/kpIb50Rj3Gj
See you there, and do bring a friend! πŸ’™

23/05/2024

Join us for our Summer Conference 'Reading and Writing for Pleasure Conference' on Saturday, 15th June: 9.30am - 4pm πŸ“šβ˜€οΈ
Programme here: https://ow.ly/sQ2w50Rj3Gi
Tickets here: https://ow.ly/kpIb50Rj3Gj
See you there, and do bring a friend! πŸ’™

21/05/2024

Our May ✨ ✨ is Eva Wong Nava! πŸ“šπŸ’™ Eva is an award-winning and best-selling author of children's books. She reads to escape and writes to help children do the same. Find out more about Eva's favourite books and writing here: πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/author_spotlight/eva-wong-nava/

Photos from OU Reading for Pleasure's post 16/05/2024

Happy to have arrived in UAE ready for RfP conference at the weekend by Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.
Great flight experience with Emirates and now enjoying the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek - can’t complain when this is work!

16/05/2024

The programme can transform in your primary school or Trust!β­πŸ“š Headteachers & English/Reading Leads - join us for a briefing on Tues, 21 May, 16:00-17:15, to find out about this transformational programme! πŸ’™πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/schools-teachers/reading-schools-programme/

12/05/2024

🚨 Check your inboxes - our monthly RfP newsletter is out! πŸ“šβœ¨ Author in the spotlight Eva Wong Nava, May's Top Texts, research, events, news and all things ! πŸ’™ Subscribe here πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/newsletter-signup/

08/05/2024

πŸ“£ Almost time for our newsletter! Get your monthly fix of all things πŸ“š Author in the spotlight Eva Wong Nava, May’s Top Texts, RfP research, news, events & more! πŸ’™ Sign up now or forward to a friend πŸ‘‰ https://ourfp.org/newsletter-signup/

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Pupils who read regularly and widely benefit from higher attainment in English and across the curriculum, have a richer ...
On Wednesday evening World Book Day & OURfP hosted a webinar on Overcoming Barriers to Reading for Pleasure. In this int...
Debbie has picked a beautiful book of poetry for #OURfPRecommends this Christmas. πŸ“šπŸŽ„βœ¨ 'When Poems Fall From the Sky' by ...
Hiba Noor Khan's book 'Safiyyah's War' is Teresa Cremin's choice for #OURfPRecommends this Christmas πŸ’™πŸ“š  Set in occupied...
Helen's #OURfPRecommends choice is the brilliant 'Alphonse, There's Mud on the Ceiling!' by Daisy Hirst. πŸŽ„πŸ’™ A wonderful ...
A classic fairytale with a twist! πŸ“šπŸŽπŸŽ„ Stephanie's Christmas book for #OURfPRecommends is The Three Billy Goats Gruff by ...
Looking for some inspo for Christmas gifts? πŸ“šπŸŽ The #OURfP team have some fab bookish recommendations! πŸŽ„ Here is Kelly wi...
Did you know our Reading Schools Programme is also available for KS3? Sign up for our open online briefing on 26th April...
If you want to learn more about joining our 2023-24 Reading Schools Programme for Primary School age groups, sign up to ...
As we approach World Book Day, the OURfP team is exploring what 'Reading is...' to them. Today, Debbie Thomas - Lecturer...
NEWSLETTER INCOMING! Our February newsletter is released tomorrow, jam-packed with resources and RfP information. Not ye...
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