The reading books are banded by the Bookband system,
using a range of authors and companies books. Children
move through the colours and receive a certificate for
each level to identify what they can now do and what
are their next steps. When they achieve a level the
children are awarded a book, so by the time they leave
the school the children have a 20 book library to keep
An example of a reading certificate, this is given in
assembly and parents are sent the details through Marvellous Me.
There is a reading jungle containing the banded books that the children choose in the centre of the school. In addition there is an age appropriate collection of non-banded fiction and non-fiction books in each class.
Each Key Stage has a dedicated non-fiction library which they can explore at any time to expand their interests and knowledge.
There are daily opportunities to read at school in 1:1, small and
large group situations.
Each class has a daily class book time. Younger children select
from their class libraries, Years 2 to 6 have a different class novel
each half term. See the class learning curriculum for details of
this half term's book.
Parent/carers are expected to listen and discuss reading with
their child at least three times a week , working through certificate targets.