Mrs Haynes

is the person in charge of Reading at Grange Primary Academy

The teaching of reading focuses on developing the children’s competence in both word reading and comprehension. During reading lessons, teachers model fluent reading, using high quality texts to engage the children. While exposing the children to a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, they teach the skills needed to support comprehension: prediction, questioning, clarifying, summarising, thinking aloud, identifying the text structure and visualising.

Encouraging the children to read across a range of genres allows them to establish an appreciation and love of reading, as well as gaining knowledge across the curriculum. Reading widely and often, increases the children’s vocabulary, as they encounter new words that they may not hear, or use in everyday speech. Reading also feeds their imagination, inspiring them as writers.

We actively encourage all children to read at home for pleasure every night. We aim to instil a lifelong love of reading through weekly library lessons and offer access to our wonderful and inspiring Imagination Hub every day. The children can choose books from our library which they can take home to enjoy reading independently, or to share with others.

Most children in years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, will be participating in the Accelerated Reader™ (AR) programme from Renaissance Learning, and will have a reading book linked to their AR stage. Please see the guide below for further information about Accelerated Reader.

Reading Books

Children from EYFS to Year 2 will take home a variety of reading books to share at home including:

  • A wordless book for some EYFS children - This book will continue to develop confidence and a love of reading as well as support children’s comprehension of what they are seeing in the context of a book.
  • A phonic book matched to the phonic code that they have previously been taught in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2.
  • A book from our accelerated reader library for many of our Year 2 children. This will be a book that the children can read independently using their segmenting and blending skills, and enables them to develop their comprehension. These books will be at the right level for each child as they will be given out based on their star test outcomes (for further information, please see our guide to Accelerated Reader below).
  • A reading for pleasure choice for the children to enjoy sharing with you.

We even have our own Reading Dog who visits the school to encourage our children to read confidently.

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