At Huntingdon academy, we intend to promote and encourage a lifelong enjoyment and love of reading. Through the implementation of our reading curriculum we intend to equip pupils with the reading skills that enable them to know more, remember more and understand more; with increasing independence. We aim to create confident, independent readers and prepare pupils for the next stages of their education. We intend to provide regular opportunities for pupils to read independently, out loud and to be read to throughout the school day – developing a broad range of reading skills that can be applied to a wide range of reading text types and genres across the whole curriculum. We aim to use reading as a ‘passport to experiences, places and times’ which many of our pupils may never experience. We are committed both in time and financially to providing pupils with a range of resources to stimulate their desire to read and we will use our learning environments to inspire a love for reading too.
At Huntingdon Academy, we understand the importance of parents and carers in supporting their children to develop reading skills so, we endeavour to develop a home-school partnership which enables parents and carers to understand how to enhance the skills being taught in school.