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Developing a whole-school reading environment for primary schools

Added 23 Oct 2017 | Updated 19 Apr 24

Reading Environment

“If we want to be skillful in helping other people, especially children, become willing, avid, and – most important of all – thoughtful readers, we need to know how to create a reading environment that enables them.”

Aiden Chambers

The development of children’s reading skills and comprehension is intertwined with the need to nurture a love of books and reading to create lifelong readers.

These resources provide practical tips and ideas for promoting a culture of reading in your primary school. Have a look at our resources for developing a whole-school reading environment in secondary schools.

You will find:

  1. 20 practical ideas to inspire a vibrant, whole-school reading environment from book nooks to displays, outdoor reading spaces to homework ideas
  2. Tips on how to get new staff involved
  3. A pupil reading survey
  4. Tips for successful buddy reading in primary school.
  5. A reading escapes postcard

Find out about our Reading for Pleasure CPD which explores the link between a love of reading and attainment and helps you to drive an improved reading culture across your school.

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