At Millbrook, we aim to foster a love of language and reading and, therefore, attach great importance to enabling our children to become fluent readers. We believe reading can open doors and help our children gain experiences, improve language and vocabulary skills and stimulate the imagination. We aim to create confident readers with good independent learning skills and develop a range of interests through reading. Reading for pleasure contributes to educational success; our journey to success focuses on developing a life-long love of reading and equipping our pupils for the next stage on their journey. Every child is taught various strategies to support their development to become a confident, independent reader. Teachers nurture a love of books by introducing books with enthusiasm and enjoyment, promoting a sense of wonder and expectation as the book is explored. Teachers use quality texts in all aspects of their teaching across the curriculum and provide opportunities that extend and enrich the children’s learning. Reading at home is an essential part of learning to read. Children are encouraged to read at home and regularly discuss texts with their parents. Children can access many high-quality texts in book corners and the school library. We fundamentally believe that the ability to read transforms lives and changes outcomes for children and communities.
Ultimately, we want every child to experience the joy and power of becoming a lifelong reader.