Reevy Hill Primary School

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Love of Reading


At Tyldesley Primary School we believe that every child should learn to read with confidence whilst developing a true love of reading.  This is at the heart of the curriculum, the decisions we make and the environment we create.   


The development of children’s reading skills and comprehension is intertwined with the need to nurture a love of books and reading to create life-long readers.  As a school, we have implemented the strategies to teach children how to read.  This focuses on key strands to develop reading: 

* apply the phonics knowledge to read words accurately (decoding)

* blend sounds to read works accurately and flow through the sentence (fluency)

* read with expression and intonation (Prosody)

* understand and enjoy what they have read (comprehension)


Home reading

Your child will be provided with a reading book for them to enjoy reading to you.  This book will be matched to their reading ability so they should be able to read it all without support.  (Don't worry, they will access more challenging texts in Guided reading and when the teacher reads in class).  The more children read, the more fluent and confident they come so listen to your child read frequently.  


Books for enjoyment

We will soon be allowing children to bring books home that are more challenging than the home reading books.  These are for parents to enjoy reading and discussing with their child.


Reading Championship

The reading championship rewards frequent readers.  They earn bronze, silver and gold badges for reading the expected amount at home.

Reading Scheme and Reading Opportunities

At Tyldesley Primary School reading is an important part of all children’s learning and progress.

The school now has just introduced phonics teaching through the Little Wandle's scheme based on letters and sounds. 


When they are ready, children will progress onto the school reading scheme that is underpinned by the ‘Oxford Reading Tree’  Reading schemes, Levels, and Stages | Oxford Owl

 All books in the reading scheme are colour banded and children are assessed termly to ensure they are reading the correct level book for them to independently read fluently and confidently.


Reading Opportunities

We believe that children are entitled to a daily 'Love of Reading' session where a teacher reads a book and the children get the chance to sit back and enjoy.

  • 100 books of TPS.  We have carefully selected 100 core books that children at TPS will enjoy throughout their time at our school.  These are on display around the school and built into the love of reading and the curriculum.
  • Individual Reading – all children in Foundation Stage read individually to an adult weekly. Throughout school a minority of children will read 1 to 1 with an adult as a form of intervention.
  • Guided Reading – all children from Reception take part in Guided Reading. Guided Reading Sessions are planned by all teachers to teach a range of techniques which enable children to comprehend the meaning of what they read.
  • Reading Areas - all classrooms have class reading areas with topic themed books and author books. Children also have access to social stories.
  • Library - children can visit the school library and choose a book to take home and share with a grown-up. We have recently invested in our KS2 library and we can't wait for all children to be able to use it.