At Giles Brook Primary School it is our intent to ensure that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, with confidence and passion, in any subject by establishing an environment where reading for pleasure is at the forefront and for pupils to be able to access and acquire knowledge across the curriculum using their comprehension skills. This will enable pupils to move readily into their next steps in their education journey.
Early reading skills are embedded through the use of phonics (Letters and Sounds) as well as discussions around books and their features. Sharing stories, information texts and poetry with the whole class or small groups is also used widely to develop a love for reading alongside our reading scheme and as regular visits to the school library.
At Giles Brook School all pupils and staff are encouraged to read for pleasure. The promotion of a love for reading across the school is developed through reading displays in classrooms, regular library visits, class stories/novels, reading events such as World Book Day celebrations and book fairs and other reading activities outside of the curriculum, as well as sharing reading at home.