‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more than you learn,
the more places you’ll go.’
Reading in subjects other than English provides an excellent opportunity for children to put into practise what they have learnt. We particularly use reading widely across the curriculum to help with their vocabulary development.
Reading and writing cannot be taught in a vacuum. We give our pupils the opportunity to practise and develop as readers and writers by reading texts that will inspire them to write. The texts selected in our curriculum have been carefully chosen to serve different purposes, depending on how they will be used within the curriculum. Some of the texts are our core texts e.g. they are explored through Book Talk, studied for their grammatical features and used to inspire writing. Others have been selected to support the core text e.g. non-fiction texts used to research a historical or geographical aspect of the story. There are also books that the children have chosen to read themselves, purely for pleasure.
All pupils must be encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world they live in, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum.