At Rockmount Primary School, reading is a top priority and is a key driver for our curriculum. We aim to foster a lifelong love of reading by exposing our children to a range of literature across all areas of the curriculum.
It is also our intention for children to be read to every day. Teachers reading aloud, modelling appropriate use of story language and reading with expression to children, helps to improve their understanding of different story structures, to enthuse them with a love of books, inspire them as writers but most importantly, make reading fun.
We understand the importance of parents and carers in supporting their children to develop both word reading and comprehension skills, and so we want to encourage a home-school partnership which enables parents and carers to understand how to support their child’s reading at home.