Reading is an essential life skill in addition to something that can give a huge amount of pleasure.

At Gurney Pease we promote reading for enjoyment alongside teaching reading as a skill which is essential in all areas of the curriculum.

Reading is encouraged from when our children start with us. In both Nursery and The Gurney Pease Pod (our provision for two year olds) children have a library session where they choose a book to take home and read.

In Reception, our children use Dandelion Readers which provide highly structured phonics progression and the gradual introduction of high frequency words.Please find a link to further information about Dandelion Readers below:

Dandelion Readers

In KS1 we use Oxford Reading Tree to continue to support children's development in reading, alongside books from the Oxford Project X series.

Useful reading support for parents

Once children become more fluent and confident readers they move onto Accelerated Reader. The majority of children in KS2 use Accelerated Reader to guide their book choices and support progress in reading. Please find further information for parents about Accelerated Reader below.

Accelerated Reader information for parents