"Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society" National Curriculum 2014
Our aim is to ensure that children develop a love of reading in all its forms. We teach the children that there are a number of reasons to read for example for information and for pleasure and that there are so many different texts that they can read - newspapers, websites, ebooks, stories, annuals etc. It is so important that children in Y6 continue to develop their love of reading in order to support their transition to secondary school. We read aloud to the children, listen to the children read, they read to each other and to younger children in the school and we regularly discuss, recommend and share books. Your child is never too old to share a book in fact we find many of our Y6 children are very keen to read at home with their family and independently. If your child does find it challenging to select texts at home that engage them please talk to their class teacher who will be more than happy to suggest some appropriate texts to appeal to their interests.