Brentside Primary Academy

Putting Children First


At BPA we value the importance of reading. We recognise that reading is the gateway to life.

As a child grows up, being able to read well not only enables them to discover new facts and to learn at school, but opens them up to new ideas, stories and opportunities.

The teaching and learning of Reading starts from their very first steps into school, with a progressive child centred curriculum which is based around the use of high quality texts.

Reading for pleasure is promoted across the curriculum and through our many whole school events and experiences.

At Brentside, we value reading for pleasure and pupils are encouraged to discuss and recommend books that they have enjoyed. Pupils in all year groups have put together a list of books that they would recommend for pupils of their age. 

Reading- Progression of skills