We aim to develop reading at Rowdown to provide our pupils with life skills whilst also promoting reading for pleasure and enjoyment.
We strongly believe that reading helps to improve children’s language and vocabulary, stimulates their imagination and gives them the opportunity to gain new experiences.
With this in mind, it is our aim to create confident, independent readers who develop good learning skills and a range of interests.
Reading for pleasure contributes to educational success therefore we focus on equipping our children with the necessary skills, as well as developing a lifelong love of reading.
At Rowdown, we study a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction texts in Guided Reading and English lessons. Children are taught how to develop key comprehension skills including prediction, summarising, retrieval and inference. We encourage children to read independent and with parents/carers five times a week.