Reading




“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss

"Wherever I am, if I've got that book with me, I've got a place I can go and be happy."
JK Rowling


“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” Walt Disney

Reading is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps all children do better in all school subjects.

At PAAN we champion a love of reading throughout our whole curriculum. We believe reading will give our pupils the chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know as well as taking them to places they can only dream of!

By exposing children to a range of high quality texts, we aim to increase and improve their vocabulary beyond that which they hear or use in everyday speech.

Our reading structure ensures children take part in daily independent reading, have focussed whole class reading sessions led by the teacher, are given the responsibility and enjoyment of choosing their own books while also taking part in 'Non-fiction Friday'. They also access books electronically via myOn. The breadth of our structure ensures that children are exposed to a wide variety of texts and authors through various mediums.

We believe in making readers of the future and do all that we can to inspire our children to fall in love with reading.



“Books open windows and have the power to transform lives.”
Ralph Lauren





"Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible."
Barack Obama




"I think that when you can escape into a book it trains your imagination to think big and to think that more can exist than what you see." Taylor Swift