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Reading is at the heart of the curriculum; We encourage all children to read a variety of text by developing a positive attitude and understanding of what they read.

Year groups focus on a book each half term which forms part of the learning journey and creative curriculum; children also receive a book for independent reading, which is read with the class teacher on a regular basis as well as at home with their parent or carer, children are encouraged to record their thoughts in a reading diary.


We promote reading by;

  • Listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and reference books or text books

  • Reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes

  • Increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books including Fairy Tales & Myths and Legends


Reading Records

Our aim is to ensure that all children are fluent and confident readers who are able to make independent choices about the books they read. We aspire for all of our children to read a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books and to be familiar with a range of authors; Reading is also crucial to vocabulary development.


To support this, we monitor children's reading through their yellow reading record book.


Our expectation is:

  • All children read for at least 15 minutes every day outside of school.
  • Parents / Guardians support their child by ensuring they have completed their 15 minutes reading and sign their reading record. (Reading records are checked daily for parent / guardian signatures, comments and to check they have completed their daily reading).


Parents play a vital role in helping their child become a life-long reader who is able to read widely and have a critical understanding of what they have read.


Year Group and Reading Progression


Key Stage One


Year 2
TermAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2

Imaginary Fred 


The Great Fire of London 

Rabbit & Bear 


A Great Big Cuddle 

The Owl Who was Afraid of the dark


Hotel Flamingo

Spider and the fly



See Inside History of Britain



Mr penguin


A Rocketful of Space



Key Stage Two


Year 3
 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Sumer 2
Text TypeFictionNon-FictionPoetryFictionNon-FictionPoetryFictionNon-FictionPoetryFictionNon-FictionPoetry
Length4 wks2 wks3 wks3 wks3wks3wks4 wks2 wks3 wks3 wks3 wks3 wks
TitleThe BFGMeet the Ancient RomansNew and collected poems for children Song of the Dolphin BoyChildren's Picture AtlasI'm just no good at rhymingFortunately the milkA book of BearsCloud bustingClockworkHenry VIII Poems for children
Year 4
 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Text TypeFictionNon-FictionPoetryFictionNon-FictionPoetryFictionNon-FictionPoetryFictionNon-FictionPoetry
Length4 wks3wks2 wks4 wks3 wks3 wks3 wks4 wks2 wks4 wks3 wks3 wks
TitleVarjal PawHolesPoetry PieThe Firework Makers DaughterThe World of the WhaleBookside DownThe Clockwork CrowHow the World WorksDancing in the RainThe Boy who biked the WorldThe Legend of TutankhamunWhere Zebras Go
Year 5
 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Text TypeFictionNon-FictionPoetryFictionNon-FictionPoetryFictionNon-FictionPoetry
Length6 wks4 wks6 wks4 wks6 wks2wks6 wks3 wks3 wks
TitleKensuke's KingdomThe Time Travellers guide to Victorian LondonWerewolf Club RulesBoy in the TowerHistoriumMoon JuiceBeetle BoyThe MayaA Kid in my class
Year 6
 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Text TypeFictionNon-FictionPoetryFictionNon-FictionPoetryFiction/non-fiction/poetryNon-fictionPoetry
Length6 wks2 wks5 wks6 wks4 wks2 wks6 wks3 wks3 wks
TitlePrivate PeacefulPolitics for BeginnersNarrative PoetrySkelligIntroduction the Second World WarOverheard in a Tower BlockExtractsThe story of Life: EvolutionBooked


Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is a daily teacher led individual intervention for 5 to 6 year olds.

The intervention involves one to one lessons for 30 minutes a day. It supports low attaining children in reading and writing to reach age expected levels within 20 weeks.

The components of a lesson are:

  • Read 2 to 3 familiar books
  • Letter identification and word breaking
  • Text writing
  • Cut up sentences
  • Read a new books

Within the 30 minute framework the activities are designed to meet each students individual needs at their instructional level.