Reading Subject Statement

Reading Leader: Mrs S Khera

Deputy Reading Leader: Mrs C Tuck

At NWPA we understand the crucial role Reading plays in developing mentally, emotionally and physiologically allowing for critical thinking. Developing language skills is at the heart of our learning. By following a Mastery approach in our reading, we believe all children should be exposed to high quality texts which motivate them to ask questions, discuss texts and read wider around areas of interest.

Building on from early reading, we follow Project X’s CODE books. These books support Letters and Sounds phonics so allow children to follow a clear progression. As children gain further confidence in their fluency and comprehension, they move onto the next set in the Oxford Reading Scheme which is the Origin Books. Every child is also provided with a log in to Oxford Reading Buddy so that they can continue to enjoy books at home.

In addition to 1 hour daily reading sessions, children also have a reading book to take home. Children are expected to read at home at least 3 times a week. This is checked by a member of staff and marked off against a tracker, children who reach set milestones are awarded certificates in assembly. A member of staff from school will also hear every child read at least once per week.