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Reading curriculum

Reading is evident in every curriculum area throughout the school and children are encouraged to use their reading skills at every opportunity. The objectives are taken from the National Curriculum and we assess pupils using the academy trust key performance indicators.

As well as daily reading opportunities, all pupils select their own book/s to take home and practise from either the wide range of home/school reading resources, from the library, or from their classroom collection.

Parents in the foundation stage are shown how to support their child with reading at home, and every child is encouraged to do this at least 4 times per week.

Reading materials

The home/school reading collection offers a wide range of fiction and non-fiction materials from a range of published reading schemes. Pupils self-select their book to take home to encourage a love of reading.

In the early stages of reading, pupils are offered materials from the Oxford Reading Tree schemes which include stories based on familiar characters including high frequency words, phonically decodable texts and non-fiction books. 

Guided and group reading materials range from 'Bug Club' for children in the early stages of reading development, to texts by reputable authors like Michael Morpurgo that the older pupils have voted to read within their group sessions.