At Greenbank Primary School, we believe that developing a love of reading is the key to the success of our children. We actively encourage all children to read a wide variety of materials for pleasure and our aim is for our pupils become readers for life. This enjoyment of reading is shared by all our staff, and reading opportunities are promoted through all curriculum subjects. In 2016, we were awarded the Liverpool Gold Reading Quality Mark in recognition of our hard work to promote reading for pleasure. We are fortunate to have 2 fantastic, well-stocked school libraries, alongside inspiring reading areas in our classrooms and on the playground which our children love to explore.
In addition to the daily literacy lesson, children also develop their reading accuracy and comprehension skills in regular reading lessons. These lessons allow children to gain confidence in using the language and strategies required for talking about and investigating a wide range of texts, and apply learned skills in a variety of activities. Children are encouraged to read in as many situations as possible. Reading takes place in all lessons, using books and electronic devices.
Children also have access to a wide range of interventions, including Reading Recovery, Lexia and Reciprocal Reading.