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English Reading

Why is Reading important?

Reading is necessary for learning, so instilling a love of reading at an early age is the key that unlocks the door to lifelong learning. Reading aloud presents books as sources of pleasant, entertaining, and exciting formative experiences for children to remember. Reading exposes us to other styles, other voices, other forms, and other genres of writing. Importantly, it exposes us to writing that’s better than our own and helps us to improve. Children who value books are more motivated to read on their own and will likely continue to hold that value for the rest of their lives. 

Please see the Phonics page for detailed information about 'Read Write Inc' our school Phonics scheme.

Please click on the link below to see how Reading progresses at Saint Aidan's Catholic Primary School.

The children have access to a class library with 100 age appropriate books as well as the school library. We encourage the children to take part in the Manchester Summer Reading Challenge and the junior children also visit Brooklands Library. The whole school celebrates World Book Day and one off book related trips and activities take place throughout the year.

Some of the fabulous book we use:

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