Our aim at APPS is to create a ‘buzz’ around reading. We work hard to ensure we have an active reading community where our children are inspired and engaged by their reading lessons and teachers are actively recommending books and modelling key reading behaviours. 

The teaching of reading, both the technical aspects of decoding language and the opportunity for pupils to develop a love of literature is one of the most important aspects of school life here at APPS.

Our readers are equipped with the tools to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary and material. They are able to recommend books to their peers and enjoy reading a wide range of genres, including non-fiction. Children enjoy participating in book talk, including evaluating an author’s use of language and how this can affect the reader. We encourage our pupils to see themselves as discerning readers and to be confident in discussing not only whether they enjoy a text but also the extent to which they agree with it.

"The teaching of reading is highly effective."

"The school has provided a culturally diverse and engaging selection of books for pupils to enjoy and to have read to them."

"Pupils across the school appreciate the daily adult-led reading sessions and genuinely love reading."

"Consequently, all pupils develop into fluent and accurate readers."

Ofsted, 2024


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