Reading at Kirkby Avenue Primary School
We believe that creating a culture of positive reading is a vital tool in ensuring our children are given the best possible life chances. Cultivating readers with a passion and enthusiasm for a wide range of materials, will ensure that children’s love of reading will extend far beyond the classroom, allowing them to build on their skills independently, through a real curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
At Kirkby Avenue Primary School we use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme which is enriched with other age and ability appropriate reading material that is recommended by the National Literacy Trust alongside other charitable organisations whose core purpose is to support reading and literacy in schools. Our scheme runs throughout the whole primary phase to ensure children are accessing the right reading material to help them make progress with their decoding skills, be exposed to new vocabulary and improve their comprehension skills. If you believe that there are books you think your children will enjoy, please let us know as we are keen to keep our library well stocked with reading books that will inspire young readers.
At Kirkby Avenue Primary School we have a book band scheme that we carefully match to children's ages. Many of our books are from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme, however, we compliment this with a wide range of other books, at the appropriate level, so that the children's interest in reading is maintained.
While you are at home with your child, you can access many online ebooks to read and share together. We encourage you to read lots of different things with your children and inspire them to become enthusiastic, independent readers.
The book bands document below will help you when looking at choosing similar books online to read at home. Please check with your child's teacher for which books/band to use.
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