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Reading

Roald DahlBooks shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage. Roald Dahl

Reading is a fundamental skill for both learning and life. At Leavesden Green, we value the power of reading as a tool to develop knowledge and open our imagination.  We strive to be a ‘Community of Readers’ which develops and shares a love of reading with all our learners. We value the complexity of the process of learning to read. This is reflected in our curriculum for reading as we appreciate the need to develop the necessary skills and behaviours which will ensure we create confident, competent readers with a strong love of reading.

We provide a well-rounded experience of reading. Our reading provision includes the following experiences:

  • Group Book Based Reading (Reception to Year 1)
  • Daily Phonics (Reception to Year 1)
  • 1:1 Reading with an Adult
  • Class Reader
  • Reading Journals
  • Independent Sustained Reading (Year 3 upwards)
  • Everybody Reads (choice reading)
  • Whole Class Reading Sessions