At The Berkeley, we aim to provide our children with the courage, skills and aptitude to enable them to make a difference in the world. By reading widely we want to give children the tools to better understand the world they live in. Moreover we want to open their eyes to different cultures and experiences that they may be less familiar with. Reading books that represent different abilities, cultures and beliefs, help change our attitude toward those differences and give children a new perspective on what’s happening around them
By reading across the curriculum, children develop their knowledge on a range of subjects and become independent researchers who can follow their own interests and lines of enquiry. It gives children the freedom to explore and develop knowledge so that they are able to make links across subject areas and enhance their thinking skills.