“Together we learn; together we grow”

Reading

 

 

“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray,

Go throw your TV set away,

And in its place you can install,

A lovely bookshelf on the wall”

                                                                        

Roald Dahl: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

 

 

 

 

“We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a great love of reading”    (B.F. Skinner)

 

Our aim at Great Bradfords Junior School is:

 

·         To develop happy, healthy and curious learners, who read confidently and independently;

·         To enable the children to develop a lifelong enjoyment and pleasure in reading;

·         To enable the children to access, understand and begin to manage information;

·         To enable the children to understand the meaning of what is read to them and what they read;

·         To enable the children to understand and respond to the feelings that words can arouse in us like happiness, sadness and anger;

·         To enable the children to understand that this experience allows us to make connections with other people;

·         To  enable  the children to walk through doors to the past, to the future and to other worlds, both real and imagined;

·         To enable the children to identify and appreciate authors style and devices to support their own writing.

 

We will do this by:

 

  • Introducing children to a variety of book genres through whole class and group reading;
  • Reading with individual children;
  • Planning and assessing guided reading sessions that develop individual comprehension skills;
  • Creating links between reading and all other areas of the curriculum;
  • Where appropriate, arranging focused and timely interventions to assist phonic decoding;
  • Where appropriate, arranging focused and timely interventions to assist children’s ability to recognised high frequency words;
  • Where appropriate, arranging focused and timely interventions to assist reading understanding and the development of comprehension skills;
  • Promoting a love of fiction, with themed book days;
  • Allowing time for children to share their enjoyment of books through discussions;
  • Continually developing and enhancing our library system so that the children have access to a range of fiction and non-fiction texts;
  • Encouraging children to read independently and aloud to an adult outside of the school day.

 

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