Reading at Harlesden Primary School
At Harlesden Primary School we are keen to nurture in our pupils a love of reading and books. Many exciting and rewarding activities are arranged in school to promote the pleasure and knowledge that can be gained from books.
Book Weeks include visits by published authors, skilled storytellers from many cultures, performances by professional theatre groups, making books, using drama, dance and music to illustrate texts. Pupils are surrounded by a wide range of books to give the opportunity to an informed choice about books they want to read and share with others, whether at school or outside school.
Our Approach to Reading and Phonics
Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 follow the synthetic approach using the Read Write Inc programme. It is an approach to teaching phonics in which children learn to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension.
Pupils at Harlesden Primary School are encouraged to read for pleasure. Classes in each year group across the school also visit the local library - Harlesden Library throughout the year.