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Reading for Pleasure

We love reading at Our Lady of Lourdes! Our aims are to:

  • enable our pupils to read confidently, fluently, accurately and with understanding.
  • teach children to employ a full range of reading cues - phonic, graphic, syntactic, contextual - to monitor, correct and make sense of their own reading.
  • foster an interest in words and their meanings and to gain an appreciation of books from a variety of genres.
  • enable the children to find books interesting, to read with enjoyment and to evaluate and justify their preferences.
  • develop reading skills in tandem with those of writing, so that they may function in society, as literate adults and readers for life.
  • create reading opportunities across all areas of the curriculum, to make it more meaningful and relevant to the children.

Have a look around our dedicated 'reading for pleasure' part of our website. For more information about how we teach reading and in what order, please see our curriculum pages - Guided by the Light.

You can find more information about how parents can help children from reception to year 6 read at home on the Oxford Owl website: 

More information about reading with your child: 

DfE guidance on reading with your child: