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The aim of our reading curriculum is to help  children become confident and fluent readers who read a wide range of material for enjoyment and for information.
Our teaching of reading enables the children to:


  • Read a wide range of texts 
  • Read for a range of purposes 
  • Evaluate and reflect on what has been read. Respond to what has been read 
  • Read aloud with expression and intonation 
  • Use a range of strategies and cues in reading 
  • Develop phonemic awareness and phonic knowledge 
  • Develop a positive and confident attitude to reading 
  • Develop an understanding of grammar and punctuation
  • Develop vocabulary
  • Use reading as a model for writing 
  • Find information in books, computer-based sources and libraries 


 Children take part in shared (whole class), guided (small group with adult support) and independent reading in school. In the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 they undertake a structured synthetic phonics programme (Letters and Sounds) to help them decode words. Our reading scheme consists of materials from different published schemes in addition to 'real' novels and non-fiction texts. Children listen to texts being read aloud regularly. Every child is encouraged to read for pleasure through our Home Reading challenge. All children have access to attractive and well stocked reading areas in every classroom and the school library.

We invest a  lot of resources into maintaining stimulating and exciting reading areas within the classrooms throughout school. Children love to read independently in these areas.

Why not ask your child about their favourite book or author?


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