What is a reading spine?
At Hindon we are committed to creating a language rich environment which also encourages a love of reading. A reading spine is a list of high quality texts for each class. Teachers have carefully chosen texts that are valued, loved and engaging. These books are shared with the children in a variety of ways. Some are used directly as part of English and guided reading lessons, sometimes they are linked to our topic and some are simply read to the children at appropriate times throughout the day to nurture a love of a reading for pleasure.