‘Creating the conditions for children to develop confidence in themselves as learners, discoverers and critical thinkers is vital in a rapidly changing world.’
Smarden Primary School is dedicated to make reading a stimulating, engaging and creative experience that allows a culture of enthusiasm, appreciation and confidence across all areas of the curriculum. By reading in school we aim to create a generation of young readers that are independent, have a varied and diverse vocabulary and that celebrate our unique literacy heritage. We hope to unlock the potential in all children, encouraging lively and enquiring minds that expand both their own horizons and the world in which the live. This is alongside the pleasure of creativity, imagination and discovery that is inherent in all reading.
As reading enables children to access to all areas of the curriculum and the wider world, it is a subject that is taken very seriously by staff members. As a result, class teachers at Smarden have dedicated reading sessions daily and regularly encourage independent reading, both in school and at home in partnership with parents and carers. Children are actively encouraged to read a variety of genres, styles and techniques in order to make learning varied, accessible and enjoyable. All teachers use high quality texts taught alongside using Accelerated reader to ensure that children are reading the correct book for their ability.
By building children’s skills and enthusiasm, we hope to inspire young minds to read for pleasure, enjoyment and knowledge throughout their entire lives.
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