We pride ourselves in celebrating a love of reading throughout school from the moment the pupils arrive, until the moment they leave. We encourage pupils to develop a love of reading so that they become life-long readers. It is our aim to ensure that pupils become fluent readers as early as possible. We recognise how crucial this is for pupils to be able to access all areas of the curriculum.

There are reading areas situated throughout the academy displaying a range of age-appropriate books for each year group. Also, we have invested in re-stocking the home reading books to ensure children are taking home a phonetically decodable book that is matched to their reading ability. Our intent is that no child should leave our school without being able to read.

We listen to the pupils read regularly and they are then encouraged to read aloud to an adult through the week. This is to help reinforce their word recognition; improve their fluency and confidence; and share their love of reading with siblings and parents. We reward pupils who read at home by receiving Dojo’s, in order to access the Dojo shop. We acknowledge that not all pupils will have the opportunity to read at home. Therefore, we ensure these pupils are listened to as often as possible within the school.

We want the pupils to develop a love of reading. This is encouraged through the use of reading challenges and class texts, which are linked within the DELTA Reading Strategy. We ensure all of our pupils read widely and often, with fluency and comprehension appropriate to their age. Furthermore, we arrange engaging experiences such as author and illustrator visits and library visits. In addition, we collaborate closely with the local representative from the National Literacy Trust to provide opportunities to expose the pupils to the joy that reading can bring. This aims to involve and inspire the community with developing a love of reading.

We love celebrating our love of books and reading on World Book Day: