The Reading Intent - Why we teach what we teach


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 aim to support children to become readers for life. We approach this by looking at competency, culture and creating a language rich environment. This Venn diagram shows the benefit of each of these three areas in the creation of readers for life.