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Reading For Pleasure

A love of books and literature is one of the greatest gifts we can bestow on young people.  Extensive reading broadens the vocabulary and the general knowledge of its participants, as well as enhancing their mathematical and spelling ability.  The benefits of reading go beyond the intellectual with research showing that readers enjoy better social relationships, better mental health and improved sleep.  At Broke Hall, we focus not only on the power of reading to learn but on how reading can change our outlook, provoke thought and stimulate imagination.  Each day we provide opportunities for children to read books they have chosen from our extensive library and Accelerated Reader collections or one they have brought from home, in addition to the guided reading lessons.  Children are also read to regularly, to promote listening, engagement with stories and to hear correct intonation modelled.  We expect children to continue to read for pleasure at home daily, including to and with their adult carers throughout their time here which will in turn cement a love of reading which lasts into adulthood.


"That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet." – Jhumpa Lahiri


Where will your reading take you?