At Radcliffe on Trent Infant & Nursery School, we make it our priority to ensure that every child learns to read by the end of Key Stage 1. We ensure that children are able to decode unfamiliar words and read fluently with good comprehension skills for their age. We aim to create fluent readers who monitor and self-correct, understand what they read and read for enjoyment and pleasure. We intend to build a culture where reading for pleasure is valued, and children have a lifelong love of books. We are committed to help children find enjoyment in reading and to appreciate how books can offer a window to other worlds, meet amazing characters and learn about the world they live in. We choose books with important and diverse themes that help to build on their cultural capital and knowledge. Through our carefully created Reading Spine and whole class reading sessions, we ensure that children leave Radcliffe on Trent Infant & Nursery School having been exposed to a wide range of high-quality literature.
We focus on three key areas of Reading:
- Reading for Practice
- Reading for Meaning
- Reading for Pleasure