"If you read, the world is yours!" Michael Rosen
At St Hilda’s, we recognise that the ability to read independently and effectively for meaning is one of the most important skills that we can teach our children from the very earliest age. It allows access to all other areas of the curriculum and is a vital life skill. Therefore, we place the systematic teaching of reading at the very heart of our curriculum.
Through reading, our pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. They will develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. We want our pupils to be able to read easily, fluently and with good understanding, develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information, acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language and appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage.