Reading is one of the most important skills your child will learn during their time at school. Reading, listening to and talking about stories and non-fiction develops children’s vocabulary, because they meet words they would rarely hear or use in everyday speech. Understanding vocabulary is vital for comprehension and also for wider learning and progress across the entire curriculum.
We recognise that being able to read is a key skill for life for all children and we believe that every child can learn to read with the right teaching and support.
Our aim is that every child leaves Oakley Vale Primary School a confident, fluent reader who loves reading and has a reading age that at least matches their chronological age.