WE LOVE READING!!!
Welcome to our new reading page with lots of useful information to keep our children reading!
Please browse through the recommended reading lists for each class:
Looking for other recommended books? Please click on the following recommendations from West Sussex Schools’ Library Services:
Here are some other recommendations from West Sussex Schools’ Library Services:
KS1 Reading Journals
KS2 Reading Journals
At Walberton and Binsted CE Primary School we aim to foster a love of books and reading in every child. Our goal is for children to leave us not just as fluent readers but also with a lifelong passion for books and literature.
We recognise that children who can read confidently and proficiently will enjoy reading and this will help their learning in all of the other areas of the curriculum as well as give them pleasure and enjoyment.
Reading at Walberton and Binsted CE Primary School begins with phonics in the Early Years, continuing throughout Key Stage One. Our core reading schemes range from Oxford Reading Tree, to other schemes such as Collins, Rigby and Ginn. Children are also given the opportunity to borrow a book from our school library on a bi-weekly basis.
We believe that for children to become avid and accomplished readers there must also be a focus on reading for meaning from the start. Whilst they are learning to read through phonics, children at Walberton and Binsted CE Primary School are also developing the skills of inference and comprehension which will ensure that they become avid, life-long readers.
We expect children at Walberton and Binsted CE Primary School to be reading at home regularly and appreciate the important role that parents play in developing their child’s reading habits. Before children start the Reception year at Walberton and Binsted CE Primary School we ask them to learn 3 nursery rhymes by heart to confidently retell to the class when they start school. This is because we recognise the importance of concentrating on developing children’s speaking and listening skills and laying the foundations for the phonic learning they will be doing over the year by getting them attuned to the sounds around them and ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills.
Click on the link below to find out more about English in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Click on the link below to find out more about Phonics in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Click on the link below to find out more about Spelling in the Early Years Foundation Stage