Welcome to the reading section of the website. At Mount Primary School, we recognise that reading can have a dramatic impact on all aspects of a child’s life and so place it at the heart of our curriculum. We teach reading through texts planned out in our Literature Spines to ensure progression as well as reading books matched to phonic phases for early readers. We also plan the wider reading to include the texts that staff will read to children outside of English lessons. We are passionate about putting the right books in front of our children and promote a love of reading. The Literature Spines contain information about the rationale behind chosen texts. Reasons include: diversity of character, setting and author; traditional tales, myths and legends; classic texts and cultural capital; award winning authors and children's laureates. In order to allow flexibility and new texts to be included, these are subject to change where the new text meets the rationale. 

We follow our own approach based around Letters and Sounds 2007 to teach phonics. This includes appropriate resources, high-quality staff training and achieves strong results. This is currently under review. The programme aims to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children. We use Oxford Reading Tree decodable books matched to pupils’ phonic knowledge.

To find out more about reading at Mount Primary School please explore the documents on this page. These include the reading curriculum aims, the ‘What is reading? sheet, Literature Spines and English Long Term Plans.

The English Subject Leader is: Miss Byrne


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