At Eye C of E Primary School we encourage everyone to find a love of books and to embark on their reading journey.
When children join the school in Reception, they join the rest of Key Stage 1 'On the Road to Reading' and track their journey as they move along the milestones. Each read counts towards their journey and children are able to earn certificates and win prizes the further down the road they travel. In Key Stage 2 children take their journey to the next level as they 'Get Carried Away with Reading' and take off in their hot air balloon to explore the world of reading further. Teachers are able to track the children's journeys and move their car or balloon to the next milestone.
Take a look at our brilliant reading journey displays.
When a child begins school they will be read with by an adult and given an appropriate colour reading book in line with their reading ability. As children become more confident and progress in their reading they then will move through the book bands. Children should be changing their books regularly and their reading should be recorded in their reading record books.
Here is a list of the colour book bands and the order in which they progress.
Each class has a warm and inviting book corner which encourages the children to spend time getting lost in a good book. Our book corners offer a range of texts from poetry to adventure stories to information and reference books.
Children are able to spend time enjoying the book corner as part of our guided reading carousel and often enjoy reviewing and recommending books they have read as well as challenging themselves to think deeply through challenge cards or reflection prompts about the story or information.
Each year group have between 4 and 6 designated focus authors which become a integral part of our classroom reading environment. Children are able to find out more about the authors as writers and can enjoy a range of texts which are available in the class book corner.
Use the year group links below to find out more about each year group's focus authors.
What was the title? What did you enjoy about the book? Would you recommend it to others?
We have been amazed by the fantastic entries to our half term reading challenge this Spring. Have a look at some of the brilliant places that the children found to read.