At Fordham CE Primary School, we love reading. It continually informs us and allows learning for life. Therefore, we place reading for pleasure at the heart of our Curriculum and our aim is to create readers for life.
Reading helps children develop skills of literacy, interpretation and expression, but above all, reading brings enjoyment. In order for children to fall in love with reading, we ensure we give them time in school to explore and read new books. We are forever replenishing our KS1 and KS2 library as well as our class reading corners which are home to a range of high-quality fiction and non-fiction. We stay up-to-date with new releases to peak our children's interest and we regularly promote great texts throughout the year.
We are a book loving community; staff love to talk to children about what they are reading and enjoy advising them which books to read next. Our school follow the Power of Reading approach to our English lessons and have developed termly/half termly Reading for Pleasure leaflets identifying brilliant books which complement the class topics. Your child will be able to find most of these books in the school library or book corners. See below.
Stories, Songs and Rhymes: see below for links to some brilliant websites
We use Reading VIPERS and the Literacy Shed as part of our Guided Reading and to complement our Power of Reading sessions. See below for questions that you can use to support reading at home.
The Book Trust has put together a list of books from climate change to animal conservation that encourage children to think about and discuss pressing issues about the environment.
Click on the picture for Environment book recommendations for younger children.
Click on the picture for Environment book recommendations for older children.