School Logo


We believe that all children need to leave primary school reading confidently.  We aim to ensure children enjoy reading and choose to read for pleasure.


Children are expected to read their individual reading book at home regularly, to an adult. Children are also heard to read individually by teachers and teaching assistants. Children are encouraged to discuss what they have read.


Our individual reading books follow our phonics scheme (Sounds Write) and these include the Sounds Write books and Dandelion texts.  Once the children have completed the Extended Code in Sounds Write they move to reading Colour banded books.  The books are organised into book bands and the children progress through these, moving on when they are ready.   Fluent readers select from ranges of books, choosing from a range of genres and styles, with age appropriate content.


Every child also takes part in whole class guided reading. The books the children read in Guided Reading are age appropriate and often support what is being taught in other parts of the curriculum.  During these sessions reading and comprehension skills are developed through a range of activities focusing on: Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval, Sequencing and Summarising (VIPERS).  These books can be found on our Reading Spine.


The children also have an opportunity to read books with content from across the curriculum subject range using our 'Pickatale' resource.  This online content can support children with their learning in other lessons.  'Pickatale' also extends the opportunities for children to choose texts to read for pleasure and personal interest.

Guided Reading Book Spine and Progression in Reading: