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 the wide range of home/school reading resources.
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 3 times per week.
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 the Oxford Reading Tree schemes for children in the early stages of reading development, Rigby Star and Rigby Navigator to further extend reading choices and texts by reputable authors like Michael Morpurgo, Roald Dahl and Jacqueline Wilson.