The opportunities and provision for the teaching and learning of reading are as follows:

  • Shared reading
  • Guided reading
  • Independent reading
  • Phonics
  • Class books: Stories are read to the children on a daily basis throughout the school.
  • Reading at home: Children are encouraged to read at home every day.

Class reading time

Teachers also take time to read class novels and model reading for pleasure. It is important that children enjoy reading and also have the opportunity to experience books from classic and modern classic authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton among others.

Read, Write Inc phonic scheme

Reading/Phonics is introduced using the Read, Write Inc phonic scheme and is  mainly supported by the following published resources: Oxford reading Tree, Phonics Bug, Letters & Sounds and Rigby Navigator. Other schemes are utilised throughout the school to supplement these.

A range of intervention programmes are used to ensure that all children’s needs are catered for:

  • Toe-to-Toe – Spelling
  • Word Wasp
  • Word Hornet


A book banded reading scheme operates across the school which comprises of a range of different schemes and ‘real ‘books. Children work their way through the Key Stage One and Two schemes.

Links to parents

Each child has a reading passport book(KS1) progressing to a reading journal which logs books they have read and comments about their reading as well as reading tasks to complete. Parents and teaching staff write in this book.

Suggested Reading List

We have put together a suggested reading list: reading list