Reading at Hawridge and Cholesbury

 "The more you read the more things you will know. The more you learn the more places you will go."  Dr Suess. 



At Hawridge and Cholesbury, it is our belief that reading is an enabler to unlock life-long learning and therefore we aim to develop a passion for reading within all children. Through a variety of rich experiences we nurture a love of reading within our school community.  We encourage members of our school, families and local community to share their love of reading through our 'Mystery Reader' initiative, enable classes to participate in Online Author events, dedicate time for teacher’s to read aloud to their class and engage with national initiatives such as World Book Day. 

Phonics is crucial to successful teaching of early reading and children and this is taught using the Read Write Inc Phonics approach (see separate tab for more details) Children will continue to be taught phonics until children have reached a standard that allows them to access texts independently and confidently.

Reading skills are developed within Guided Reading sessions throughout the school and also form a central part of all curricula areas supporting the learning that children undertake.  All children will read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, to gain knowledge across the curriculum and develop their comprehension skills. It is our intention to ensure that, by the end of their primary education, all our pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject.


Please see Phonics tab for information about the teaching of phonics and support information for parents
Please see World Book Day Tab for highlights of World Book Day 2021
Please see Online Author Events for information about our exciting online visits