Reading is the key...                               that unlocks learning!


We use Read, Write Inc to start off our early readers and introduce phonics.


Reading Scheme:

Once children start on our Reading Pathway, we have a wide range of books which are banded according to reading ability.

Schemes included in book banding include: Project X, Oxford Reading Tree, Dandelion and Ginn. 

Our extensive library includes fiction and non-fiction, poetry and picture book sections.

GEMS Reader: Lifetime Achiever!

Throughout 2016-17, we aim to show our pupils the value we give to reading, so we are going to call this, “The Year of Reading!”


We aim to utterly drench the pupils in reading:  to spark a love of literature, that will in turn improve reading AND writing standards and to cultivate a ‘reading for pleasure’ culture throughout our school.


We have lots of exciting events and competitions planned! If you have any ideas you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them!


Our first Reading Newsletter: Autumn Bookish Ideas, is below, with lots of ideas and events that link to reading between now and December. Please take up our half-term challenge ‘#Take10’ to read for 10 minutes with your child every day: it could be a comic, magazine, newspaper, non-fiction book, novel, reading book, library book, recipe… the list is endless!

Happy Reading!



‘Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, making greater progress in mathematics, development of vocabulary and spelling.’


Sullivan & Brown, Social inequalities in cognitive scores at age 16: The role of reading, 2013

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