At Haughton St. Giles we believe that reading underpins all areas of our curriculum and we strive to provide all our children with the skills to become confident and passionate readers.

Our children’s reading journey in school begins with Read Write Inc. (RWI) which gives them a quick and highly effective start. You can read more about RWI here.

As well as RWI the children take part in guided reading lessons where they develop their understanding of what they have read along with fluency and expression. They do this through a combination of directed reading with a teacher, discussion and written answers to comprehension questions. This develops the children’s reading in line with key areas of assessment which are:

  • word reading
  • literal retrieval
  • inference and deduction
  • making predictions and links

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 a variety of books. In school we have a wide range of reading books at all levels that the children use in school and take home.

Suggested Reading List

We have put together a suggested reading list: reading list

Click the link below to find 50 recommended books for each year group

Does your child need to branch out and read something slightly different? Click the link below for some great new books linked to some of the ‘favourites’ children love to read.