As a school, it is our belief that reading is integral to children’s development, their love of learning and their understanding of the curriculum. We believe that reading should be at the heart of what we do and that all children - no matter what their starting points are – deserve access to a reading rich school which nurtures their love for and enjoyment of reading. We believe that reading is ‘the master skill of school, unlocking the academic curriculum for our pupils.’ (Quigley, A. 2020, Closing the Reading Gap). It is our goal to develop a school that places reading at the heart of what it does.
Please read our letter below which will give you some ideas to help children develop their reading for pleasure.
Please watch some examples of our teaching staff reading individually with children at school. To help you support your child when they are reading with you, there are also a range of questions that you can ask them which are shared on this page.
Have a look at these questions to help you support your child when they are reading.
We have collated a list of our favourite books that are suitable for readers across the school. These are broken down into different year groups (EYFS stands for Early Years & Foundation Stage – Nursery and Reception). Please do research the books further to check that they would be suitable for your child’s interests, reading ability, understanding and maturity. In our ‘recommended reads’ list, you will find a variety of books including classic fiction, modern fiction and books that reflect our diverse community. Enjoy!