Enjoyment of Reading

The school strives to develop a love of reading in all children. An annual book day and various reading competitions raise the profile of reading. Teachers in both classses read recommended books to the children for pleasure as well as allowing time for children to share books together.

Parental Involvement

Each child has a reading diary which records comments about reading from school. Parents are invited to make comments about their child’s reading at home. Parents are encouraged to listen to their child read regularly at home. Children in class one can win an end of term prize if they read regularly. Children in class two can win an end of term reading award for progress made in reading through the accelerated reader programme.

Reading Support in School

Targeted pupils are heard read on a daily basis in school. Intervention takes the form of Cumbria Reading Intervention and structured reading and spelling. The school also uses precision teaching and paired reading interventions where needed.


Phonics is an integral part of our teaching children to read. Phonics is taught in reception and key stage one daily. We follow the no-nonsense programme.


Spelling is taught daily in year two and key stage two and the no-nonsense programme is used to excellent effect across school.