Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263




General aims:

  • For children to be part of a shared culture through reading books that progress and build through the school –this may be in building knowledge, empathy or shared experience of key authors.
  • To ensure children are exposed to different plagues in reading (archaic texts, non-linear time sequence texts, complexity of the narrator texts, complexity of plot/symbolism texts, resistant texts) through a supported environment so children will be more confident, resilient and fluent when reading these more challenging book types on their own.
  • For children to be able to read books that broaden their knowledge of the world they know and expose them to different worlds and expand their vocabulary i.e. culture or history
  • For reading to be a base on which to connect past and future knowledge and learning and to provide a base for long-term learning across the curriculum.
  • To give children access to a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books to aid absorption rate of understanding of topics studied which will ensure long-term learning and inspire further learning and research. These books will be displayed in the classrooms and other areas around the school.

Detailed Reading Curriculum


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