Reading for pleasure (RfP)
Our school vision
We are a school where RfP (Reading for Pleasure) centres around independent reading, reading aloud, book talk (blethering), teachers who love reading and an excellent social reading community.
Teachers know their students. They know what they like to read, know who they read with, know their children’s reading habits and supply them with the books they love.
‘Teachers teach from a reader’s point of view, not from a teacher’s point of view’ (Theresa Cremin).
Children know what they like to read and have these available in class. They share their books and read to each other, recommending books and sharing their experiences of books. Children read informally, in a comfortable space and enjoy reading.
Parents engage with the pedagogy of reading for pleasure and encourage, with support of teachers and pupils, reading for pleasure’s sake, alongside how to read.
We are a school that has: “Teachers who read, readers who teach” Commeyras et al’s (2003)
As a result, as a school:
- We expose the children to a wide range of set books through our St Michael's reading diet.
- We model good reading habits to them to excite them and inspire them to read themselves.
- Staff share their love of books, recommend new texts and engage pupils in 'book talk' to inspire others to read more widely.
- We have 'Reading for Pleasure' (RfP) time - quiet time for children to explore new texts or simply read their favourite books.
- We have book corners in every classroom, which we re-stock as frequently as we can with new and exciting titles.
Ultimately, we want to submerge all pupils in a wide variety of exciting texts, in a variety of ways, to inspire them to want to read for pleasure.
We subscribe and purchase books from https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/. They have recommended books from teachers and this is constantly updated.
In addition, if you buy books from this website, we will recieve 25% back to spend on books for the children ourselves. Plus, you will get 10% off the cover price!
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