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‘Give Them Wings So They Can Fly!’


Reading lies at the heart of our curriculum. We are committed to creating a reading culture where a love of reading is actively promoted throughout school and through the wider curriculum too.


A love of reading is the most important gift that we can give our children; it builds empathy, strengthens vocabulary and is often a chance for our children to escape to another world!


Throughout the year, events are planned to promote reading for pleasure such as World Book Day, National Storytelling Week and International Poetry Day where skilled authors and illustrators share their passion for reading with the children. Sponsored Reading Bingo, Summer Reading Challenges as well as Knockout Book Tournaments and Story Sessions delivered by Lancashire School Library Service have also successfully encouraged our pupils to read a richer diversity of books.


Each classroom has an appealing reading area containing a range of recommended reading books appropriate to the age of the children in the class. This ensures our pupils have access to a wide range of quality literature that will be sure to enthral them. Daily independent reading time provides opportunities for books to be shared and discussed, developing children’s knowledge of the world around them, helping them to acquire a wide vocabulary and to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information.


We value the role of parents and carers in supporting their children to read at home so we endeavour to build a strong home-school partnership which enables parents to have the confidence to support their children to read at home. We hold regular whole school reading events such as our Christmas cosy stay and read and our popular Read-a-thon.


Our amazing Reading Ambassadors work tirelessly to promote reading for pleasure in school. They create and publish our Gisburn Reading Newsletter, write book recommendations, share books with younger children and come up with wonderful ideas to promote a love of reading in school.

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