Reading Schemes

Reading Schemes 

Our school promotes a love of reading.  Both reading for knowledge and reading for pleasure.  We provide a print rich environment for all of our pupils. We have a central reading area stocked with a wide variety of books from many different schemes, so that we can cater for the different learning styles of all our pupils.

All our books are labelled and sorted into coloured book bands, this helps us monitor the reading progression of our pupils throughout their entire school life.

All classrooms have an interesting, well stocked book area which includes fiction and non-fiction books, these reflect the diverse culture of our school.  We continually ensure new releases and challenging books are purchased to keep our children’s interest.  Provision is made for those with English as an additional language and those with Special Education Needs and Disabilities to be able to access the school's books.

Our school also provides trained Teaching Assistants who work with identified children on the Better Reading Partnership scheme to accelerate children's progress.

We run the programme Lexia throughout Key Stage 1.  This is an IPAD based intervention programme that enables children of all levels to improve their reading skills.  It targets struggling pupils, on track and advanced pupils.  Children in Key Stage 1 access Lexia for 20 minutes daily in school and also have home access. The Lexia programme is also used in Key Stage 2 as an intervention for closing the gap for our children. 

Reading Schemes Used:

  • Rising Stars (whole school)
  • Project X (aimed at accelerating progress in boy readers)
  • Bug Club (phonics scheme)
  • Floppy's phonics
  • Ginn Lighthouse (for children working above the expected standard)
  • Collins Big Cat

For the full reading policy please click here.