Reading is not only an essential skill, but it unlocks the door to learning across the curriculum. We encourage children to read for pleasure from the moment they arrive in Reception, which often means them snuggling up at bedtime listening to a parent read stories aloud!

We hope this skill and joy will develop so that children become avid readers across a wide range of book types and topics. Our school lending library contributes to this reading journey – especially in the area of non-fiction. Our approach to home reading also develops and reinforces both skills and interests by providing ‘real’ books from the earliest opportunity -these include fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays.