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Four Marks CE Primary School

Love. Integrity. Forgiveness. Equality.

Curl up with a book!

At Four Marks we believe that children deserve a rich curriculum that encourages extensive reading of whole books and other kinds of texts. We believe that active encouragement of reading for pleasure is a core part of every child’s educational entitlement, whatever their background or attainment because we know that extensive reading and an exposure to a range of texts makes a huge contribution to children’s educational achievement.


We aim for all children to read for pleasure by the time they reach the end of their primary school years. Research shows that this is the single most important factor in helping to determine future academic success. We read widely and often in school, and as parents, we hope that you will read widely and often with and to your child.  Even when a child can read with reasonable fluency, it is important to regularly share books with your child, and expose them to a range of literature that will broaden their horizons, and help them develop a love and thirst for reading that goes beyond the simple ability to read.


It contains links to websites that list brilliant books and awesome authors. We have also asked teachers to read some of their favourite books.

Brilliant Books and Awesome Authors

Books to read along to...

Why not visit our private 'Books to Read Along to' page? You can listen to stories read by our school staff, or why not borrow the book from our library and read along! 

Please note this page is open to our School Community only. Please contact our school office for access details. 


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