Children at Brooklands are continually encouraged to share our love of books and as a school, we promote a positive reading culture. Brooklands provides its pupils with access to thousands of books that they can read for pleasure or as part of their topic. Our school has a daily time-tabled reading session where everybody, even the teachers, spend time enjoying books, comics and reading games. We encourage parents to support our love of reading through celebrating events such as World Book Day, information sessions and our weekly reading challenge, where pupils are encouraged to read regularly at home and younger children have the opportunity to earn ‘Story Smiles’.
At Brooklands we use Read Write Inc (RWI) to help our children learn to read in Early Years and Year 1. RWI is a proven and effective approach whereby children are taught to read using phonics and strategies to develop their reading comprehension.
Watch the RWI Sound Pronunciation Guide here.
As your children move into Year 2, they are introduced to whole-class reading sessions. In these sessions, the children focus on specific elements of their reading.
Children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 use Accelerated Reader for independent reading practice.
At Brooklands we have a comprehensive library, packed with exciting and interesting books, that the children visit on a regular basis.