Learning to read is so very important because it unlocks the world around you. Not only in terms of accessing subjects within school, but also as a doorway to other realms, experiences and characters. Reading for pleasure enables children to experience and enjoy stories that they might not otherwise meet. By reading well-chosen books aloud, parents, carers and teachers help children to become part of communities of readers – ensuring that they can share in experiences of a wide repertoire of books they enjoy and get to know well.
At New Ash Green we actively promote reading for education and reading for pleasure. In this section of our website you will find tips on helping your child to read as well as a range of reading resources including the link to the Oxford Owl online texts and lists of suggestions for books that are suitable for different year groups.