At Aldbury School we recognise the relationship between attainment in and enjoyment of reading. We aim to develop positive attitudes towards reading and foster a love of books through the school’s enthusiastic reading culture. As a school we take specific action to ensure we are equipping pupils with the skills to become readers and to ensure reading is promoted as a high-value activity.
Throughout the year we celebrate World Book Day, have author visits, hold book fairs and celebrate achievement in reading through the weekly celebration assembly.
The reading leader (Emma Vardy), ensures books are diverse, high quality and reflect the context of the school by using reading audits, the Book Trust Website and finding out about the interests of the children in the school.
Adults in school are the pupils’ role models, so we demonstrate that we are readers by sharing with pupils what we are currently reading. Miss Moore has a book of the week which is on display in the Reception area for any children to read and look at. Teachers and other adults talk enthusiastically about reading and plan cross curricular links where possible.
The classroom has a number of cosy spaces and an inviting reading area for children to use when they wish to throughout the day.