At Moat Farm we are passionate about reading. Creating a love of reading in children is potentially one of the most powerful ways of improving academic standards. As a school, we strive to give our children the best start in establishing secure foundations in reading. Our primary intent is to create avid readers, which we believe is the foundation for providing children with the skills and knowledge needed for life. By teaching every child to read well, making time within the school day to read, and embedding a culture of reading for pleasure into the core of what we do, we believe that we have the opportunity to make a profound difference to children’s education. . Reading great literature opens children up to ideas, experiences, places and times they may never otherwise experience in real life, as well as seeing themselves represented within the books they read and seeing themselves as readers.