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Blidworth Oaks

Primary School

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Reading for Pleasure

At Blidworth Oaks we want all children to develop a lifelong love of reading. Alongside our phonics books we also encourage our child to read for pleasure, so offer a large selection of books for children to take home to enjoy. We know the value of children listening to quality texts. Not only is it an enjoyable thing to do, but it also widens children’s vocabulary and understanding. It also enables children to write in a more sophisticated manner by using more varied sentence structures and develop better ideas for plots and characters. Throughout school children are exposed to good quality texts or poems on a daily basis. Each year group has a selection of ‘Read before you Leave’ texts, which children are encouraged to take home to enjoy.