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Reading at Charfield

The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

We love to read at Charfield! 

Reading is essential for learning. After all, when you can read anything, you can learn everything! However, reading is so much more than accessing new knowledge.  It can transport you to different times and worlds. It allows you to escape your real world for a while. Books can inspire you to be something different or try something you never would have imagined trying. Losing yourself in a book is one of life's pleasures and our most important duty is to help all our children experience this.

Our reading teaching aims to support our overarching curriculum core aims and enable children to leave Charfield school able to read effectively. 

Reading at Charfield part 1

Reading at Charfield part 2

NB/ We teach phonics acquisition  and early reading using Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS): https://essentiallettersandsounds.org/ 

Below are some links that may help you find books for your child so that you can help us to help them to read.

Reading ideas for all ages 

Reading & writing is fun

Raising a reader


Accelerated reader bookfinder