The Teaching of Reading and Reading Schemes

At The Globe Primary Academy we see reading as an integral part of the school curriculum that impacts on all areas of learning. We value the importance of being a confident reader and work hard to develop children’s reading skills. We want children to enjoy reading a wide range of different books and be able to talk about books and authors.


We teach reading from Foundation Stage to Year 6. This can be in the form of one-to-one reading with an adult, shared reading, guided reading sessions and independent reading. We actively encourage reading at home with parents and carers as well to help children to develop and be proud of their reading skills.


In Foundation and Key Stage 1 we teach phonics using a synthetic phonics approach called Letters and Sounds and use a range of reading schemes to support this.  Please see the Phonics Teaching page of our website for further information.


The main reading scheme we use is called Oxford Reading Tree, further details of which can be found here. We also use other fiction and non-fiction books to broaden children’s understanding, interest and enjoyment of reading.


In Key Stage 2, as their reading develops, children are encouraged to read from a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. All children are able to take books home to read with an adult, this shared learning will help children to practise their reading skills and develop a lifelong love of reading. As well as teaching the skills necessary to become confident readers, we have our own library full of exciting books.


Whilst these books are used to help pupils learn to develop greater fluency when reading, they are not used in isolation.  In class children have access to books they need to read to help develop their reading further as well as picture books and books they choose to read for pleasure or have read to them.  Children have access to a range of fiction, non fiction and reference books.


If you have any questions about your child's reading, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance.