CVPS is a reading school. We value the role that reading plays in a child's education and as a key life skill that will prepare them for future endeavours.

The CVPS curriculum for reading aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can read easily, fluently and with a good understanding;
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage;
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information 

We use our reading curriculum to broaden children’s knowledge, vocabulary and experiences. Reading widely and often increases pupil’s vocabulary because they encounter words they rarely hear or use in everyday speech so texts chosen for children to study at depth are ambitious in storyline and vocabulary. At CVPS, we maximise opportunity to read across the curriculum and staff and children are encouraged to read for pleasure and share their experiences with each other. Reading also feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure house of wonder and joy for curious young minds.