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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

A Big Welcome to Kipper

We would like to introduce a new member of John Clifford, Kipper our reading dog!


Kipper has a ‘kennel’ in the key stage one hall.  He travels around KS1 and foundation stage with Mrs Hawker reading with groups and individual children. 

Kipper loves hearing children read and the children have also enjoyed reading to him since he arrived at JC.  He even has a post box where the children can write to him and he will write back to them – he really is quite a dog!!

We have already noticed reluctant readers wanting to read to Kipper, sharing their books as well as many children writing to him.

Maybe your child could have their very own reading pet at home who they read to/ share books with.  You may find they are more willing to read to their pet than you!