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The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the more places you will go... Dr Seuss

Reading is at the heart of the curriculum at Holme Slack.  We believe that reading is the key to success. We want to foster a love of reading in ALL children. We believe that children should read and enjoy books from as early as possible. Therefore we promote reading for pleasure as strongly as we teach the skill of reading.

We teach children to read through a daily systematic synthetic phonics programme at KS1. (Letters and Sounds) Children then progress to daily spelling, punctuation and grammar sessions in KS2.

The teaching of reading is further developed by daily guided reading sessions.

Reading is promoted through a range of engaging resources taken from a variety of nationally recognised reading schemes.

We have a well stocked up to date library and we encourage all pupils to use this weekly.

Each class in Key Stage 2 has a termly class novel that they read as often as possible and is purely for enjoyment!

Classes in Key Stage 1 will read a variety of books for pleasure throughout the term but will focus on a particular author.

See your child's class page or newsletter to see which books they are enjoying presently smiley



Can you help us? We have set a challenge of 100 books to read before you leave Year 6. We are aiming to stock all these books in the library and we need your help to do so. We are encouraging all staff and children, instead of bringing in cakes and sweets on their birthdays, to donate a book. The book will have a special recognition placed in the front to show who it has kindly been donated by and will be a lasting memory of your child in our school. There will be a display of the 100 books in school and a photo on here soon.

Thanks in advance !

Check out these books that have been kindly donated to our library by Mrs Mayor and Mrs Baker for their birthdays.

PRIZES for the best costumes on World Book Day ! With thanks to WHSmith and The National Literacy Trust!

Got a child in Year 5 or 6? Looking for different or challenging reads for your child? Check out this web site for some fresh ideas.



Check out these AMAZING, two new books available in the library !


THE WAIT IS OVER !!!!! Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School, now in the library !

Extreme Reading Challenge.


Whose photograph do you you think is the most extreme ? Can you do better? E mail your 'extreme reading' picture to ecm@holmeslack.lancs.sch.uk and you could appear on this page !