Reading is at the heart of school. We take pride in the steps we take to ensure 'Every Child is a Success' because they have the reading skills they need to access the wider curriculum and live well in the world.
'Reading is at the heart of St Peter’s curriculum and we strive to develop a child’s love of reading both at school and home. Our aim is for all children to read for pleasure and be competent at decoding using strong phoneme and grapheme awareness and have reflective and secure comprehension skills. Inspiring children to become absorbed by a wide range of rich quality reading material is perhaps the greatest gift any adult can pass on and is essential in developing children who become lifelong readers.
The pleasure of being read to, being able to read and enjoy reading will allow our pupils to thrive. We intend that all our children leave us holding an intrinsic love of reading which will equip them academically and socially, with a greater understanding of people and the world around them, and importantly with self-confidence, self-esteem and the emotional vocabulary to express themselves throughout their educational and working lives.'