Skip to content ↓


Reading is a vital skill for all children is closely linked to success in all areas of school as well as children's self-esteem, confidence and motivation. Being able to read well is the key to independent learning and so it is given priority by all staff.


Learning to read is a complex process, but in simple terms we need to decode the words (use their phonics knowledge and skills). We also teach our children how to understand what we are reading (comprehend).


We want all children to become confident, fluent readers as quickly as possible, and experience a wide range of enjoyable texts. We have carefully developed a list of essential books (which supports diversity across a range of genres). You can find this below.