Being able to read enables children to acquire the knowledge they need in order to succeed in life. This means building strong foundations from the very first day of school that will make a real difference to a child’s future.
The ability to read opens doors and gives children access to a wealth of knowledge. It is therefore crucial that early reading is seen as an absolute priority. Unless children can read, they can’t learn to the full. It has been proved that Reading for Pleasure leads to increased attainment and better outcomes for children in ALL areas. We will therefore be dedicating time every day to "Drop Everything and Read" (DEAR) to foster this love of books and reading. The children will read and the teachers will read to the children.
Reading Progression at Hardwicke
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