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Reading

Pupils 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. Each classroom has its very own themed reading den, which pupils can use as a cosy spot to share books with their friends. Our school has a daily time-tabled reading session where everybody, even the teachers, spendstime enjoying books, comics and reading games. We encourage parents to support our love of reading through Reading Cafés, information sessions and our weekly reading challenge, where pupils are encouraged to read regularly at home. 

At Brooklands we use Read Write Inc to help our children learn to read in Reception Year 1 and Year 2. 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 3, they are introduced to Guided Reading. In these Guided Reading sessions, the children work in small groups to focus on specific elements of their reading.

Children in Year 5 and Year 6 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.