“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

― Dr. Seuss

We want our children to have a love of reading whilst understanding that it is not just learning to read, it is reading to learn. We ensure that all children have access to a range of high-quality text types that underpin the learning and build on all children’s knowledge and skills; these are matched to both their ability and their interests. Through daily reading lessons, all children are exposed to a range of strategies to help them become confident readers. Reading corners in classrooms are a celebration of our love of reading and are designed to promote lifelong reading behaviours regardless of a child’s confidence in this subject.  This builds on the positive start that many families provide for the children at Newhall.