At Sparken Hill Academy, we just love reading and writing!
During the school day, children may read in small groups or 1-to-1 with an adult, with a peer or as a whole class. They may listen to audio versions of favourite books and enjoy daily 'story time’ with their teacher.
Whatever the reading activity, we place a strong emphasis on high quality ‘book talk’ whereby all children are able to discuss and unpick carefully chosen, high-quality texts. We expose children to a wide range of texts, styles and genres, including stories, non-fiction and poetry and both classic and contemporary texts.
We use a variety of reading schemes and books linked to current interests and topics to support the children’s reading development. We believe that, at all levels, good quality reading is invaluable for good quality writing!