It is our intention that our sequenced English curriculum will promote learning for life, by ensuring children acquire the necessary literary knowledge, skills and understanding which will equip them with the fundamental tools to achieve in the academy and beyond.
At Hill View Junior Academy, we value reading as a key life skill and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong learners. We believe reading is key for academic success and also a door to future learning and development.
It is our intention to immerse pupils in the wonders of quality texts to instil a love for reading, a passion for discovery and a confidence to explore their imagination.
Our intention is that by the time they leave Hill View Junior Academy EVERY child becomes a reader in order to open doors for all regardless of background and culture.
We value the impact reading has on vocabulary and how in turn our children’s understanding of the wider world around them is culturally and socially shaped by what they read.
We aim to make reading enjoyable and strongly believe that inviting spaces to read, such as reading corners and our library, coupled with exciting reading initiatives all help to foster the love of reading we continually strive to achieve.
Extreme Reading Competition
During the autumn term, we enjoyed taking part in an extreme reading competition. We challenged ourselves to find the most unusual and extreme places to read. Our photographs created some stunning displays around school. All entries were entered into a prize draw and a selection of children from each year group got to choose a book prize of their choice. Watch this space for future competitions and events.
Our School Library
Our library is a fantastic addition to our school. After a recent make over, and huge investment in new award winning and current books, it is looking better than ever and is such a relaxing space to get lost in a book. Every week all children get to visit the library in their dedicated slot where they can peruse the shelves that contain hundreds of varied and rich titles. Library books are scanned out and can be taken home for children to enjoy with their parents. Take a look at some of the images below and make sure you visit next time you are in school.
All of our classrooms have inviting reading corners or spaces. They are filled with a huge selection of reading materials including fiction, non-fiction, newspapers, magazines and comics. Take a peek at a selection of them below.
Children's Choice Reading Boxes
Did you know each classroom has a Children’s Choice box? The children were all asked to share their favourite books and authors that they thought were missing from classrooms. Once all of the results came in, brand new and exciting titles were ordered and boxes of books were bundled up for each individual class. Over the course of the year the boxes will be swapped around in each year group to allow the children even more choice. The children love the titles that they have to choose from and the boxes have proven to be a popular hit.