“Books are windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created and recreated by the author. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of the larger human experience. Reading, then, becomes a means of self-affirmation, and readers often seek their mirrors in books.”
Rudine Sims Bishop
At Broughton Community Schools we want to raise the literacy achievement of children by putting quality children’s literature at the heart of all learning. The culture of every classroom encourages children to be curious and to consciously use language to think, explore, reflect and communicate effectively.
Our curriculum is designed to become the ‘windows and mirrors’ for our children, to offer a view of our diverse world and to support them to be confident and competent learners.
To ensure our children have a broad and balanced reading 'diet' we have designed a Reading Spine of age-appropriate texts for each year group. These books are available as part of English teaching and also in class book corners.