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Primary and Nursery School

‘A pathway to grow, be curious and discover’


The overarching aims of the Reading Curriculum at Homerswood Primary and Nursery School are to teach children to read fluently and independently and to love stories and books. We value reading as a key life skill and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers. Good reading skills are the foundation to academic success as well as enabling reading to become an enjoyable activity that can boost mental well-being. 


Our aim is that our pupils become competent readers who can recommend books to their peers, enjoy a diverse range of literature covering a wide range of reading genres and can participate in discussions about books, including evaluating authors’ use of language and its impact. Pupils leave Homerswood having had exposure to a range of texts including up-to-date literature as well as studying a range of classic books, poems and authors.


At the Homerswood Primary and Nursery School, we intend:

  • for every child to be a reader
  • for early readers to have the skills to decode words, so they can read fluently as quickly as possible
  • for children to understand what they have read
  • for children to respond with curiosity about what they and others have read
  • for children to become enthusiastic and motivated to read for pleasure
  • to develop children’s confidence in reading a wide variety of genres and text types
  • to develop children’s knowledge of a wide range of authors and illustrators