At Broadgreen Primary, reading and fostering a love of the written word is central to everything we do. Through reading, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. We encourage our pupils to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment and information and through the implicit teaching of reading skills during our daily Active Reading lessons.
At Broadgreen, we plan and teach according to the national curriculum for English requirements which aim to ensure that all pupils:
- Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
- Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
- Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading
- Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
For further information on specific reading curriculum coverage, please visit the curriculum and class pages.
Whole School Approaches
We have a well-stocked library and each individual class has dedicated ‘Reading for Pleasure’ areas. In addition, we use several published reading schemes and ‘free choice’ reading books as part of our Home Reading initiative and pupils are encouraged to swap their books as often as they wish but at least once every week. Pupils are also all provided with a log-in for Bug Club, an exciting on-line reading app, where their teachers upload a variety of reading material and activities to complete in school and at home.
Our staff share their passion for reading with pupils and we regularly organise extra-curricular reading events and visits for the whole school community. We are fortunate to also have strong links with the local library in Old Swan. Our Reading Revolutionaries are pupils from KS2 who stood for election within their classes, having put themselves forward as keen readers, excited to share their love of books with the rest of the school. They meet regularly to organise reading related events, such as Reading Cafes, surveys, book swaps, reading clubs and competitions. Check out the BGP Reads noticeboard opposite the library for regular updates.