'Only our Best will do' through our school values: RESPECT, CHALLENGE, REFLECTION, RESILIENCE, ENCOURAGEMENT and GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
Why is Reading important?
Reading underpins much of the learning that children will encounter throughout their lives, from English and Phonics, to written Maths questions and their (eventual) driving theory test! Unlocking the key to reading opens up the world to children and this is why it is such a core learning experience for primary children.
Reading is made up of many elements – working out that letters (graphemes) make sounds; that sounds combine to make words; that words have meaning, and then understanding the intricate layers of meaning that can be inferred through these words!
Children love listening to story and being read to, and once they have the independent skill of reading this passion often transfers to a love of reading for themselves! Reading transports children to new worlds, inspires them, excites them, allows them to experience a wider world that is often inaccessible. This is why at Hurdsfield Primary School the development of reading is a core focus.
Above, you will see our Hurdsfield Reading Passport which encourages every child to independently read a variety of texts throughout their time at Hurdsfield.
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