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Developing a love of reading and a rich and deep understanding of language and vocabulary is a key factor in our learning, development and future success.

Brooklands offers an extensive library packed with exciting, high quality texts that are constantly being updated and developed to engage and stimulate our children’s love of reading, imagination and reading adventures. Children at Brooklands are continually encouraged to share our love of books and as a school we promote a positive reading culture and celebrate the magic of learning through books. Our school has a daily time-tabled reading session where everybody, even the teachers, spend time enjoying books, comics and reading games and teachers model how to bring reading alive.

At Brooklands we use Read Write Inc (RWI) to help our children learn to read in Early Years and Year 1 and as children move into Year 2 they are introduced to whole-class reading sessions. In these sessions, the children focus on specific elements of their reading.  (Watch the RWI Sound Pronunciation Guide here.)

Children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 use Accelerated Reader for independent reading practice.

Similar to our “50 things to do” challenge Brooklands also has a unique challenge for our children called “70 Books to Read Before You Leave Brooklands”. Our children love to complete this challenge and celebrate their love of reading in many ways including exciting events such as Spelling Bees and visits from authors.