At Giles Brook School reading is at the heart of all our learning and we view reading as an entitlement for all and know that reading is the key to academic success. By centering reading at the core of our curriculum we are instilling in all children an understanding that reading is a transferable skill that will benefit them in all
subjects and later on in life. We ensure that the children read both in and out of reading lessons for a range of different purposes.
We aim to:
➢ Foster a love of reading by listening to, interacting and reading with a variety of narratives, non fiction
and poetry texts incorporating cultural capital and diversity.
➢ Provide children with the necessary life-long skills they need in reading to ensure that they can read
confidently, fluently and with secure understanding.
➢ Build a community of engaged readers who turn to reading for meaning and pleasure by engaging with parents and incorporating visits to our school and other libraries and local bookshops.
➢ Provide plenty of opportunities for reading for pleasure throughout the school day and week.
➢ Ensure reading is a transferable skill and that all children are reading across the wider curriculum.
➢ Maintain a consistent approach to teaching reading in order to close any gaps and to ensure the highest number of children leave Giles Brook School reading at the expected standard 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.
Our reading curriculum ensures that children have the opportunities for reading for practice, reading for meaning and reading for pleasure.