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Premier League helps with school reading programmes

More on the work being done in the Primary Stars scheme

21 November 2021

The Premier League's Primary Stars project has outlined some of the ways it is helping schools and parents. The Premier League's Primary Stars scheme provides free, flexible and easy-to-use curriculum-linked teaching resources for schools. Using the power of football, the programme offers a host of free resources to teachers and pupils to encourage youngsters to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Over the past few weeks, the project has released some of what it is offering to schools. This includes ways to help with reading. Pupils have the opportunity to practise their reading skills, including comprehension and inference, using football-related resources and texts.

Premier League Reading Stars is a ten-session reading intervention created to increase engagement and progress levels in reading for Year 5 and 6. It is aimed at pupils who are underachieving in reading but who love and are motivated by football. Developed by the National Literacy Trust with teachers and authors to ensure it really works in schools, it supports the delivery of the statutory requirements for English Programme of Study in the English and Welsh curricula. See more here and below.


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