Why we read

Reading is a life skill.

At Aldermaston  CE Primary School we want every child to leave school as a fluent reader, enabling them to be fully prepared for further academic study, and suitably equipped for the essentials of everyday life.  Children will have accessed a core spine of texts which cover a wide range of genres.  We want them to read for information and for pleasure, experiencing the joy of books through reading, and being read to.  Over time, we want every child to develop a reading identity of their own, and to gain the passion and curiosity to want to continue their reading journey.

In Early Years and KS1 reading is introduced through the "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme (Primary National Strategy 2007).   

We have a strong foundation of shared reading approaches across the school.

If you would like to find out more about how children's reading skills progress in our curriculum, please read our progression document here.