What does 'Reading for Pleasure' look like at Gipsey Bridge Academy?
Our long-term aim at Gipsey Bridge is to have a school full of children who CHOOSE to read and developing a love of reading is seen as an essential.
We recognise of the benefits of Reading for Pleasure: socially, academically, emotionally, and economically, and so by teaching our pupils to read well, by making time within the school day to read and embedding a culture of reading, we know we can make a difference to our children’s lives.
Whilst our provision for reading; developing word reading and comprehension through high quality teaching is the priority, developing a love of reading is intertwined with learning to read. This is done through whole-class English lessons, guided reading, independent reading, reading aloud, high quality phonics, and reading in curriculum areas other than English. There is time during every school day for all pupils to read independently, read aloud and be read to.
What does Reading for Pleasure look like at Gipsey Bridge Academy?
Reading Teachers: teachers who read and readers who teach.
All our teachers are both readers and teachers, and share their own experiences of reading with their classes. This enables them to develop stronger readers within their classes. By sharing their own experiences of reading, these teachers made a positive impact on children’s desire to read and on the frequency of reading they undertake at home and at school