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.
Doncaster Reading Miles Challenge (Key Stage 2)
Key Stage Two children are taking part in an exciting reading challenge called 'Doncaster Reading Miles'. Primary schools across Doncaster will be taking part, giving children an opportunity to collect stickers, track their reading across a map of Doncaster, explore exciting activities linked to reading and be awarded a reading challenge certificate.
All children involved will receive a free special bookbag with their own pen, pencil and colouring pencils.
Please watch the link below which explains the challenge in more detail!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
Our cookies ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Please make your choice!
Some cookies are necessary in order to make this website function correctly. These are set by default and whilst you can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, some functionality such as being able to log in to the website will not work if you do this. The necessary cookies set on this website are as follows:
A 'sessionid' token is required for logging in to the website and a 'crfstoken' token is
used to prevent cross site request forgery.
An 'alertDismissed' token is used to prevent certain alerts from re-appearing if they have been dismissed.
An 'awsUploads' object is used to facilitate file uploads.
We use Matomo cookies to improve the website performance by capturing information such as browser and device types. The data from this cookie is anonymised.
Cookies are used to help distinguish between humans and bots on contact forms on this website.
A cookie is used to store your cookie preferences for this website.Cookies that are not necessary to make the website work, but which enable additional functionality, can also be set. By default these cookies are disabled, but you can choose to enable them below: