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Beanfield Primary School

Reading for Pleasure

“Reading for pleasure is the single most important thing that will make a child successful in life.” UNESCO, 2011


Reading for pleasure has been defined by the National Literacy Trust as “Reading that we do of our own free will, anticipating the satisfaction that we will get from the act of reading."

At Beanfield we recognise that teaching children to read is simply not enough if we want our children to thrive whilst with us and when they move on to secondary school.  We recognise that we have to support children to really enjoy reading, the process of choosing a book and developing the excitement and anticipation that should come from being immersed in a good book.

Some of the ways in which we give children opportunities to read for pleasure and the provision we make to support children to love and enjoy reading include:

  • Everyone reading in class
  • Classroom libraries
  • Author of the month
  • 50 Recommended Reads for each year group
  • Drop Everything & Read (DEAR)
  • World Book Day