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Reading for Pleasure

At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, we believe that reading should be an essential part of childhood, as well as being a skill that should be developed in order to support lifelong learning.

Our aim is to develop and embed a strong, sustainable reading culture within our school community and environment. Children who become confident and competent readers will foster a love of reading, and this is achieved through a rich and varied experience of texts.

Enjoying and engaging with a wide range of literary and non-literary texts is important in supporting children’s understanding of their social and cultural environment. 

‘Reading widely and often increases pupils’ vocabulary because they encounter words they would rarely hear or use in everyday speech. Reading also feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious minds – National Curriculum 2014.


“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” Mason Cooley.

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