We love reading and children are read to every day by their teachers. Books are at the heart of our curriculum maps and we encourage children to take books home from our class libraries, as well as our guided reading books and reading scheme books to take home. We celebrate national events such as World Book Day, Pyjamarama (a Booktrust charity initiative to help every child get a bedtime story), We are Reading (LCC event), our own extreme reading competition, national poetry day and more! We welcome author visits, have virtual author visits and we publish our own work for others to read. Every fortnight, Miss Deakin listens to Reception children read and she also listens to the whole school on a regular basis. All children have a sticker bookmark to fill up every time they read at home-a full bookmark means being presented with a reading certificate in assembly!


The study of English develops children’s abilities to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes, so using language to learn and communicate ideas, views and feelings. It enables children to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as non-fiction and media texts. Children gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Children use their knowledge, skills and understanding in speaking and writing across a range of different situations. We want all children to read fluently and with good understanding and to read for pleasure and information. We strive to instil a passion for reading in pupils, which they will carry on into subsequent phases of education and into later life.

We aim for all children to:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

Throughout school, you will find many beautiful reading areas for children to relax and enjoy reading together:

Little free libraries at the entrance to school and reading areas in classrooms …


Our youngest readers have fun with a range of ‘reading accessories’ (googly eye words and sound finger finders, pointy finger sticks, spotter glasses and more) to provide an engaging, inspiring and positive approach to reading and learning to read.


Our headteacher is our English subject leader and she loves to read stories to the children. Have a look on the link below.

Story time with Miss. Deakin! Click here 

Click the links below to view the Storyline Online website. A beautiful set of stories bought to life and read by celebrities.

Storyline Online

Click on the link below to see the latest news and books from the Book Trust. The book trust work closely with schools, to support more children accessing great reading resources. We love the Book Trust!

Book Trust Website

Top 10 tips for reading at home!



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