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Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

Hope | Believe | Achieve


Here at Holy Trinity & St John's, we strive for our children to develop a love of books and reading.  We want our pupils to go on exciting adventures, explore imaginary lands and worlds, build empathy with characters of all diversities, explore different authors and writing styles; but ultimately, we want them to enjoy their reading and not see it as a chore that they have to do as part of their schooling.

This is why as a school, we promote Reading for Pleasure as one of our main priorities. 


Every day, pupils are encouraged to read in all areas of the curriculum, from maths problems, to non-fiction texts in project work, novels and stories in English lessons, signs and information around school and in the outside world.  We want our pupils to develop a whole-school culture of reading.  From spare moments in the day, where they can escape the demands of the classroom for a few moments and enter a whole different world, land or even universe.  To go on a journey as a different character, experiencing empathy, thoughts, dilemmas and resolutions.  Reading about significant people in history, events of the past, countries of the world, the books of the Bible...the list goes on.


The Kent Literacy Leaders have compiled lists of recommended reads both for reading for pleasure and reading at home.