We believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of and enthusiasm for reading, writing and discussion. We give all children the opportunity to enter the magical worlds that books open to them. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often, developing culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Reading is the core of our curriculum. We teach children to be confident and fluent readers who will have a lifelong love of books and reading. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. We want to inspire children to be confident in the arts of speaking and listening and to use discussion to develop their learning. We believe that a thorough grasp of literacy skills is crucial to a high-quality education and will give our children the confidence and tools they need to become learners for life.

Reading Curriculum Overview

Overview of class texts 2023/2024

Key Stage 1 Reading Policy

Key Stage 2 Reading Policy

The Six P’s of fluency

Year Group Recommended Reads


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6