At Belgrave our main aims for reading are to:

  • To promote a love of reading for pleasure
  • To develop children’s confidence to read unfamiliar words.
  • To ensure children are challenged by books and interested in the content.
  • To develop vocabulary and language skills.

We want children to learn to read so that they can enjoy a wide variety of stories and poems, develop their acquisition and understanding of language, feed their imaginations and develop an awareness of authors and author styles. We also recognise that children need to read to find information which will support and enrich their learning and enable them to fully access our curriculum.

We aim to develop a love of books and learning by providing our children with access and exposure to a wide variety of text throughout their time at Belgrave.  We even have a ‘50 books to read before you leave Belgrave’ because our children and families love an extra challenge!

We have a termly visit from the library van and children from each class enjoy choosing new books

for their classrooms.

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Belgrave Primary School, Five Ashes Road, Westminster Park, Chester CH4 7QS

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