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Reading for Pleasure

Our half term reading cafes have grown to be a real success of our school! We have 100's of parents visiting us across the week to read with their children and enjoy a tea or coffee with us!

Our new phonics clinic run by our Phonics Leader Miss Jones has been a real hit too - stop by and chat with us for book recommendations or help with reading at home!






Reading For Pleasure - Why is it so important?


'Children who read for pleasure.... do significantly better at school than their peers.'

Institute of Education 2013


"The wider power of reading is to open children's minds and hearts to other lives and points of view."

Miranda McKearney OBE



Reading at home

At The Crescent, we absolutely love reading! We encourage every child to read at least 5 times a week at home.  This helps children be more confident in their own reading ability and enables them to make progress across the curriculum


Reading lots:

  • Helps children to make excellent progress and understanding of what they have read
  • Increases general knowledge
  • Increases vocabulary

The 8 skills of a reader - good readers use all of these skills to help 'unlock' reading for them!

The Crescent Primary School's Reading For Pleasure Policy

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