Reading opens to the door to learning. The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their well being, and their mental health. Reading has a high profile at Hasland Infant School, we recognize the value of being able to read and throughout nursery and school.
We strive to develop a love of reading through exposure to high quality, rich texts. By the time the children leave our school we aim for them to have a love of reading, we want them to be confident readers who choose to read for pleasure and show understanding about what they have read.
We love our school library! It is a lovely space to go and read a book. There are lots lovely books to read and we are always spoiled for choice. Each class visits once a week and every child has the opportunity to borrow a book to take home in their special library bag. These bags are available from the school office for £1.65.
In October we had a whole school event to celebrate reading. We spent a full day enjoying books, telling stories and becoming authors.
Our school hall turned into a Reading Woodland and each class had the opportunity to go and share some stories there.
It was a wonderful day and made us feel even more excited about reading!