We are readers!

We want ALL pupils to be enthusiastic, independent readers who are able to read fluently and for meaning by the time they leave our school. Teaching reading is at the heart of all that we do and creating opportunities for each child to explore the world of literature is very important to us.  We start with daily phonics so that children can form sounds and begin to blend in order to read.  Then we use incrementally challenging and ambitious fiction and non-fiction texts to develop pupils’ vocabulary and comprehension skills. We believe that critical reading, discussing, appreciating and exploring texts is essential for learning across the curriculum and for developing writing throughout all curriculum areas. We teach our pupils to ‘read as writers’ and ‘write as readers’ so that they understand interdependence of language acquisition.  We hope you enjoy having a look at some helpful resources below. 

We love parents, grandparents and family members to come in and read with our youngest readers in school – please do let us know if you have a spare half hour to help out 🙂.

Please click on documents below for more information:

The Tube map of reading
Parents reading booklet
The Scarborough reading model 

Have a look at these different book suggestions: