At Lunsford Primary School we believe that learning to read is one of the most important things a child will ever learn. It underpins everything else, so we believe in making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly as possible.
Reading is at the very heart of our curriculum. We are committed to promoting a love for reading and not only giving children opportunities to read in English lessons, but in the wider curriculum too.
We believe that all our pupils should have the opportunity to become fluent, confident readers who are able to successfully comprehend and understand a wide range of texts. We aim to deliver a high-quality reading curriculum that engages and inspires children.
We want our children to develop a real love of reading and to want to read for themselves. This is why we work hard to make sure children develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read. We know that reading for pleasure is beneficial not only for not only reading outcomes, but for wider learning enjoyment and mental wellbeing.
All children have access to our school library, where there are lots of different book genres and types.
Within each classroom there is a book corner to foster the love of reading with a range of different genres, which we are currently updating. In addition, there are small libraries in each class, from which children can also borrow books.
Children are heard regularly by an adult in class and are given opportunities during the day to read for pleasure. We require children of all ages to be heard regularly at home and for this to be recorded in a reading record book.
In the delivery of the curriculum, each class closely studies a number of high quality text from which their reading and writing is developed.
We also encourage the reading of poetry and borrowing of poetry books.