Reading Curriculum



To support children in their early reading, all our reading books are colour banded. Your child will be assessed by their teacher and be given a colour band to choose their home reading book from. Children are encouraged to change these reading books and are independent in doing so. These books enable children to develop their phonic skills as well as comprehension abilities. Each band includes books from a range of reading schemes allowing children to experience a wide range of genres.


To develop their reading skills children in Key Stage One will participate in Guided Reading Sessions. These guided reading sessions provide teachers with the opportunity to teach children reading and comprehension skills. During these sessions children will learn to analyse texts, answer questions and use non-fiction texts. Independent jobs during guided reading enable children to continue to develop these skills and access online books using the laptops or iPads.


Reading for Pleasure


At the heart of our reading curriculum is developing children’s love of reading. Children in all year groups have a weekly visit to our well-stocked library where they are able to take a book out once a week. Our library contains books from a variety of genres and caters for all interests. As a school we believe it is important children are independent in choosing which book they take home whatever reading ability they may be.


Each class has a book corner that is inviting and changed regularly to meet children’s interests. The book corners are stocked with books from the library and will contain books from the same author allowing children to become familiar with different authors.


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In addition to this once a week children in Key Stage One will attend book assembly. During these assemblies children are taught about different authors and poets with the children joining in with many of the stories/poems. It also enables children to listen to their teacher’s favourite stories.


Every half term we hold family reading sessions to encourage reading at home and the love of reading. These sessions encourage families to come into school and share books with their children.

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Bug Club


All of our children have been given an individual password to access this site. It provides them with a range of online books which match their coloured reading book band. This gets updated regularly by our teachers and offers both fiction and non-fiction. The children have the option to read the book themselves or it can be read to you which is rather helpful for some of those trickier words! (Free to join)