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Learning to read is one of the most important skills that your child will learn at our school, so we put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly as possible.

Reading underpins children’s access to the curriculum and impacts on their achievement. Reading increases children’s vocabulary because they encounter words they would rarely hear or use in everyday speech. Children who read widely and frequently also have more secure general knowledge. There is considerable research to show that children who enjoy reading and choose to read benefit not only academically, but socially and emotionally too.

At Send, we want children to love reading – and to want to read for themselves. This is why we work hard to make sure children develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read. All children love their weekly visit to our mediaeval themed library.