Welcome to our 'Reading for Pleasure' section of the website. Here you will find all the info on 'Reading for Pleasure' at Moston Fields.
Reading for pleasure is very important to us here at Moston Fields. We believe that if children are given time to both read high quality books and hear them being read out loud it will ignite their imaginations, improve their writing and most importantly encourage their love of reading.
At Moston Fields we want to promote reading for pleasure as much as possible, the library is open to every class throughout the day where teachers can take the children to hear new stories, choose books they wouldn't normally have access to and enjoy the welcoming space we have created.
Children will also have access to the library at dinner times after half term, where Miss Bridge and Ms Ward run a library club. Here children can choose books to read at their leisure.
Pie Corbett's Reading Spine
"Great books build the imagination. The more we read aloud expressively, and the more children are able to savour, discuss and reinterpret literature through the arts, the more memorable the characters, places and events become, building an inner world. A child who is read to will have an inner kingdom of unicorns, talking spiders and a knife that cuts into other worlds. The mind is like a ‘tardis’; it may seem small but inside there are many mansions. Each great book develops the imagination and equips the reader with language." - Pie Corbett
Across the school we have adopted the Reading Spine created by Pie Corbett. This is a list of well-chosen books for each year group which you can see below. Every day at 3.00pm each class sits down to listen to the teacher or TA read to enjoy hearing stories read expressively. Throughout this session children are given the opportunities to hear a range of texts and orally unpick the features the author has used whilst the adult models how to use these skills to interpret the book.