At Cranham school, we wish to foster a love of reading and literature. We recognise the importance of reading, both for learning and for pleasure. Each class shares a wealth of well-known stories and new stories, each chosen to develop the children’s thinking and understanding and to build upon their vocabulary. As a school, we encourage children to engage with a range of reading activities, from their independent reading to whole class reading approaches. We work closely with parents to establish regular reading habits, both at home and at school. We have an engaging reading scheme and a well-stocked library to ensure that all children can make great progress. The staff are committed to ensuring that each member of our community secures the ability to read accurately and with enjoyment, and we enjoy supporting our children in their journey to becoming fluent and enthusiastic readers.