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Reading at Wessex


We are passionate about ensuring every child is a reader by the time they leave primary school and we do this in a number of ways.


Alongside, our phonics teaching delivered through Read Write Inc. sessions, we partner with Literacy Tree, a book-based platform for primary schools that covers all requirements of the Primary English curriculum. Pupils work through around two units each half term. Each reading unit encompasses a range of sequenced activities that take children through whole books to teach reading comprehension and create critical readers. Book include a range of novels, picture books, poetry collections and high-quality, non-fiction books.


Once pupils have completed the Read Write Inc. phonics programme, pupils move to a system called Accelerated Reader. This is usually around Year 2 or 3. Accelerated Reader assess reading comprehension and also ensures that the children are reading books appropriate to their reading level.  The children are really engaged in quizzing on the books and children who have done well are praised both in class and in celebration assemblies.   

The Reader Teacher Bookmatches - more can be found on his website on the link below