We learn to read, to read to learn! At Delves Infant School our aim is to instil a sense of awe and wonder around books and we provide children with memorable experiences which connect learning to read with pleasure. Being able to read opens up the whole world for children. Being able to decode is only a part of reading. Wanting to read, wanting to find things out, wanting to find out what happened next, these are the behaviours that propel children to become readers. Therefore 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.