Reading Provision

Reading is a passport to the world and the benefits of reading open children up to ideas, experiences, places and times they might never otherwise experience in real life. Every child deserves the chance to become a reader and research shows that children who enjoy reading achieve more highly right across the curriculum. Developing a love of reading is a priority for us at Broughton Primary School and installing this passion is our aim from when children first join us in Squirrels, all the way through to their last moments with us in Badgers.

Your child’s reading experience is much more than the reading book which comes home from school. Reading is happening all the time in a classroom and in school. It is taught in specific reading and English lessons, but children are practising and using their ‘reading’ constantly across all subjects too.

Statutory requirements for teaching reading - All schools have to follow an agreed curriculum in the teaching of reading (and other subjects). Follow the link to find out more:


We placed equal importance on all three types of reading – shared, directed and independent. Each plays a vital role in a child’s reading experience:


Shared Reading

Directed Reading

Independent Reading

Small Group and Guided reading

Guided Reading takes place on a daily basis in all classes. During these sessions, children take part in a range of whole class and group sessions. In Key Stage 1, these reading sessions follow the Little Wandle progression of fluency, prosody and comprehension. In Key Stage 2, a curriculum linked class book is selected to read in its entirety over the course of the half term.


Whole Class Shared Reading

All English writing units have a key text driver. This is a high-quality text which the writing is based around. This book is shared with the class through whole class shared reading. The text will be used as a WAGOLL to support the children with their own writing.


1:1 Reading

Children have been identified who need to be read with on a daily basis with an adult. This could be because they did not pass the Phonic Check, they are Pupil Premium or that they are not meeting ARE in Reading.


Reading Breakfast

Every month, children are invited into school early at 8:15 with their parent to share a book together and have a breakfast. The breakfast is open to everyone.


Extra Small-Group Storytimes

Sessions are timetabled for children with speech, language and communication needs to share stories together.


Class Story

Every class has a class book which the teacher reads to the children on a daily basis. There is a poster on each class door which says the book the class are reading.


Book Club

A member of our year 6 class has been awarded the role of this year’s Literacy Ambassador As part of their responsibilities, they will plan and deliver two book clubs a week (currently one session with year 3s and one with year 6s). Over the half term, they will meet once a week for half an hour and enjoy reading their assigned book alongside one another whilst completing a range of activities.


Lunchtime Storytimes

Miss Ayers invites any avid readers to join her in the outdoor classroom from 12:30-1:00 on a Wednesday lunchtime where they can come along and bring a book to read. As well as reading, Miss Ayers will have the have a chat to the children about what they are currently reading and recommend future reads.


Wider Reading Opportunities and Celebrations

Each year, we take part in World Book Day activities as well as celebrating other reading awareness days throughout the year, such as National Read a Book Day. In addition, we will work with authors, illustrators, the local book shop, libraries and the School Library Service to ensure that we excite and engage children with the people who manage literature and promote it as a possible career path.


Drop Everything and Read - this happens each day in class. All children read a book of their choice for 10 minutes in class.



All children regularly visit the library to ensure that they have a book they can take home and enjoy.


Wider Curriculum

Children have many opportunities to apply their reader skills in the wider curriculum.


Wheel of Names

Children who read 5+ times weekly and record it in their reading journals are placed in a wheel of names to win an opportunity to play board games with an adult at a specified time each week.


Book Swap

Throughout the school year, children are invited to bring in any of their old books to exchange for exciting new reads. This is an easy and fun way to swap books that they have already read for books that they want to read so that others can experience and enjoy a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.



Reading Suggestions