Here at New Close we love reading! We believe that reading is central to teaching and learning and that reading for pleasure and knowledge can transform lives.

We give children the best start we can by teaching them to read as soon as possible, so that they can develop a love of reading that will provide them with the skills, knowledge and confidence for the future.

We promote our love of reading though a rich range of experiences offered in class, phonics teaching and our New Close reading spine. In addition, children have access to our class and school library. Children are encouraged to take home books to share.