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Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure

Reading for pleasure is prioritised at Sacred Heart in many different ways. All children in school have access to books to take home and read. This will vary depending on the child's age and reading ability. All children should have:

- A reading for pleasure book taken from the school library or class book corner (if a child is still learning to read, then they will often choose a book that an adult can read at home with them)

- A decodable Read Write Inc. Phonics book (if appropriate) 


Teachers carefully monitor the books children read, acting as good models of reading and helping to inform appropriate book choices. 


Time is given throughout to read for pleasure (as a morning task or an afternoon task) and for other purposes (such as to gain information in other subjects such as History or Science). 


School librarians are chosen from KS2 (after application) who help to organise the library, promote its use and promote reading for pleasure across the school.



Each week, we celebrate Reading for Pleasure by choosing a 'Star Reader' in school. One child is chosen from EYFS/KS1 and KS2. This child receives a certificate in assembly and a token for our library vending machine. They are able to choose a book for themselves and keep this. 


Reading is promoted through special events such as World Book Day and Roald Dahl Day. Author visits and workshops (both in person and virtual) take place throughout the year to promote reading. 


Each week, every class hosts a 'Book Club'. During this time, children (and adults) can share books they have been reading to the class, giving personal recommendations and suggestions. Books that are shared during book club are displayed in class reading corners along with written reviews and recommendations.