The English Curriculum has the following aim, for children to:
"appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage".
It later explains this as:
" All pupils must be encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum. Reading widely and often increases pupils' vocabulary because they encounter words they would rarely hear or use in everyday speech. Reading also feeds pupils' imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious minds."
At Howe Dell all the staff are passionate about literature. Above you will find a link to each year group and a document sharing with you all the books studied in that academic year. They give you an opportunity to read these books at home and discuss the texts further.