At Brize Norton Primary, we believe that it is essential that all children become confident, successful, fluent readers. We endeavour to foster a love of reading throughout the school starting from our earliest readers through building confidence and engagement. From Reception we develop competence in word reading; promote and develop language comprehension; and ensure that throughout their time at Brize Norton Primary children experience a range of high-quality texts leading to a strong reading culture. We believe in the importance of teaching children systematic synthetic phonics as a firm foundation for reading. Being able to read most words ‘at a glance’, supports children in being free to focus on the meaning of what has been read.