Reading Newsletter Spring 2018

We use a variety of reading schemes at Elston Hall Primary School. A reading scheme is a structured and levelled set of books written specifically to ensure that your child can take steady and progressive steps towards reading success.  At Elston Hall we are also mindful of the need to support wider reading and reading for pleasure. Therefore we dedicate time within the timetable for regular guided reading sessions. In addition, we encourage children to read at home frequently, and provide a diary for home/school communication.

Early reading begins with Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) characters and early picture books and Jelly Bean phonics books as well as ORT phonics books.   For guided reading in KS1, children follow the Story Sparks and In Fact Guided Reading books and move onto All Star readers. KS2 books  come from a variety of publishers and schemes. 

We have a school library and a Book Fair is held every term. Parents are invited to join their children to browse the books on offer and help make choices. In the Spring Term we celebrate World Book Day

Click on the link below to see how you can support reading at home. 

Supporting Reading at Home

Children are also encouraged to complete a reading journal in Key Stage 2.  See examples below.

Click on the link below for Key Stage 2 recommended reading list.

  Recommended Reading List KS2

  Key Stage 2 Question Starters


Click on the link below for a year 6 extract with examples of different question types

 Year 6 Extract and Questions