Reading at Grange Park

Reading is not simply the decoding of words on the page but involves the ability to read, with understanding, a wide range of different types of text including: fiction, non-fiction, real world texts such as labels, captions and lists, and print in the environment. Competence in reading is the key to independent learning; therefore the teaching of reading is given a high priority by all staff across the school.

All national curriculum programmes of study statements are covered throughout the teaching year.

All children have access to a broad range of books appropriate to individual levels of ability and interest.

On joining Reception and KS1 all children will be given a book bag and a Reading Record Book.

Children will have weekly guided reading sessions as well as individual reading sessions.

All children are encouraged to enjoy reading and will be given opportunities to share a range of books and other reading materials.

All children will be encouraged to develop a sense of audience when reading aloud, and they will have the opportunity to read aloud to a variety of audiences including younger children, their own class, adults and the whole school in assembly.

It is really important for parents to read with their children at home and to write comments in the children’s reading records.

We use a variety of reading scheme books which are banded to match national curriculum levels.

Reading books - Foundation stage and KS1

Rigby star books

Dandelion Phonic books

Phonic bugs 

Reading books - Key Stage 2

Barrington Stokes books

Rigby Navigators

Rapid Readers

Pelican books