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Cross Curricular Reading

Children across school enjoy a wide range of texts including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Here are some children using their reading skills to research the life of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. 

Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure

At St. Mary's we understand that reading for pleasure is vital. Reading as at the heart of our curriculum and we ensure that children also have many opportunities to read for pleasure. We know that there are many benefits asssociated with reading for pleasure. A growing number of studies show that promoting reading can have a major impact on children and adults and their future. These include:-

• Reading attainment and writing ability;

• Text comprehension and grammar;

• Breadth of vocabulary;

• Positive reading attitudes;

• Greater self-confidence as a reader;

• Pleasure in reading in later life;

• General knowledge;

• A better understanding of other cultures;

• Community participation; and

• A greater insight into human nature and decision-making