Our Approach to Reading

Our aim in teaching children to read is for each child to be able to read a range of materials for enjoyment and information, understanding and responding to what they have read, whilst developing an aesthetic appreciation of the nature of language through literature and discussion.


Julia Donaldson’s top reading tips

Julia Donaldson has written some of the most popular and best-loved children’s stories including The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom, The Highway Rat, Zog and Stick Man.

She is also the author of the popular phonic Songbirds series, part of Oxford Reading Tree published by Oxford University Press.

Watch these videos of Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson talking about some simple and fun ways you can help your child with their reading at home. Guaranteed to make reading fun and help your child develop a love of reading.

Helping your child with reading

Here at Gillshill Primary School, we believe reading to be very important.  A great deal can be done in the home to help your child with reading.  The link below gives tips on how to inspire readers and share books with your child.

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/how-to-share-books/

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