Hollingworth Primary School | Reading
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Here at Hollingworth Primary School, we actively promote the love of reading and the development of our pupils as 21st Century readers. Furthermore, we believe that the ability to read is fundamental to pupils’ development as independent learners, during their time at school and beyond. Reading is central to our ability to understand, interpret, empathise and communicate with each other and the world around us.  Success in reading has a direct effect upon progress in all areas of the curriculum; therefore, we pride ourselves on the fact that reading is given a high priority at Hollingworth Primary School, enabling the children to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers across a wide range and types of literature, including different text types and genres.

Reading for Pleasure

Reading for pleasure is at the heart of our curriculum and is promoted throughout all subjects. Reading for pleasure at Hollingworth Primary School aims to establish each child as a lifetime reader.  Becoming a lifetime reader is based on developing a love of reading (Sanacore, 2002). Studies are accumulating that highlight the importance of reading for pleasure for both educational as well as personal development. These studies show that promoting reading can have a major impact on children, their future and their life chances.

Remember, to develop a love of reading, build vocabulary and comprehension knowledge, there is required amount of reads in a week.

Reading expectations at home.

Years 1 & 2
10 minute sessions – 5 times a week

Years 3 & 4
15 minute sessions – 5 times a week

Year 5
20 minute sessions – 5 times a week

Year 6
30 minutes sessions – 5 times a week
This will establish good reading habits and improves reading stamina through the years.





New Reads – Nursery to Year 6

New reads Nurs-EYFS spring 22

New reads Year 1 & 2 spring 22

New reads Year 3 & 4 spring 2022

New reads Year 5 and 6 spring 2022

Please feel free to ask your child’s teacher for advice regarding your child’s reading. We will be only too happy to help.

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Come and enjoy a story with your child, relax and don’t forget to talk about the story!

Here is a small selection of stories for older children!

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