At Delves we value reading as a key life skill and we are dedicated to enable our pupils to become life-long readers, an essential skill for participating fully as a member of society. ‘Through reading in particular, pupils will 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.’ (DFE, 2014). The reading curriculum is intrinsic to education and plays an important role across all subject areas. Children will have the opportunity to be fluent, confident readers who are able to successfully comprehend and understand a wide range of texts. We want pupils to develop a good knowledge of a range of authors, understand genres and their purpose and appreciate the world in which they live through the knowledge they gain from texts. Our desire is to ignite a love of reading which will inspire children to want to read for their own enjoyment.
We learn to read, to read to learn! We make reading part of our everyday routine. It is modelled by the teacher during lessons across the curriculum, children are given the opportunities to take part in shared reading, group reading, partner reading, 1:1 reading and independent reading. Look at the links below to find out more about how we plan, teach and promote reading.