Reading

Intent

At Rainford CE, reading is at the heart of out curriculum, and we ensure that reading for pleasure is a core part of every child’s educational entitlement, whatever their background or attainment, enabling all children to become independent, confident and successful life-long readers. We understand that reading is the key that will unlock learning across the curriculum, and that extensive reading and exposure to a wide range of high-quality texts will enable children to develop culturally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.  For this reason, developing the ability to read well and to love reading is our highest priority.  We believe it is the right of every children to learn to read but we also hope that our children will develop a deep love of reading that will stay will them as they go onto the next stage of their education. 

At Rainford CE, we aim to:

  • Develop an ethos and environment that values reading and excites, enthuses and inspires our children to read
  • Choose high-quality texts with depth and interest in story, character, illustration, vocabulary, structure and subject matter
  • Give children access to a wide range of text types e.g. age-related fiction and non-fiction, magazines, newspapers, comics, internet based texts
  • Give children opportunities to read independently
  • Encourage regular reading aloud by teachers and children
  • Give children opportunities to discuss what they read, sharing responses and opinions
  • Use high-quality texts across the curriculum
  • Provide opportunities to celebrate reading and the work of authors and illustrators

 

Reading Spines

The aim of our reading spine is to expose children to a wide range of high-quality texts which will develop their love of reading and enable them to develop culturally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.  We believe it is the right of every children to learn to read but we also hope that our children will develop a deep love of reading that will stay will them as they go onto the next stage of their education.

The books on our reading spine are available for children to read independently in school or as their home/school reader (in KS2) and a selection will also be read as part of the curriculum and as whole-class readers.  The books on the reading spine have been chosen with the following in mind:

  • books which positively reflect children’s interests and backgrounds
  • books which deal with important themes
  • books by significant children’s authors
  • traditional and contemporary ‘classics’ of children’s literature
  • stories from different cultural settings
  • books which broaden children’s knowledge of the world
  • books which expose children to a rich vocabulary and language

  

 

 

 

 

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