Promoting The Love Of Reading

Reading for pleasure

Reading for Pleasure remains a whole school priority. Reading enjoyment has been reported as more important for children’s educational success than their family’s socio-economic status (OECD, 2002). We believe that a whole school Reading for Pleasure culture must be ‘lived’ by all members of staff as well as being embedded into the school structures and routines. It is everyone’s responsibility to promote and maintain enjoyment of reading.

Whole school story time takes place for the first 15minutes of the day in Key stage 2 and after lunch in Key Stage 1. During this time the teacher is reading to the children. When reading aloud, we do not stop unnecessarily to ask clarification/comprehension questions. Instead, we allow the story to weave its own magic, only pausing occasionally where necessary to define any important vocabulary.

Home/school reading books are changed at least once a week if not more and parents are encouraged to record any comments or WOW moments in their child’s reading journal

Children use the school library which is well resourced and accessible to all. Children are encouraged to take a book home to share with their parents/carers and family on a regular basis.

We also sign post our pupils and families to the local library and encourage our pupils to take part in the National Reading challenges.