Reading at Nafferton


At Nafferton, children read individually, in small groups and as a whole class.  A variety of different genres, both fiction and non-fiction, are chosen at an appropriate level of ability for each child. As well as being able to read the text, children are encouraged to discuss the book, expressing their individual opinions of the content. More able readers will be asked to compare the themes and speculate on the tone of different texts.

We use a range of literature from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme.  We also encourage children to select their own books from the school library and welcome suggestions regarding the texts they would like to read in future.  We closely link high-quality books with our whole school themes and our “Recommended Reads” expose children to a variety of texts. Reading is rewarded through our reading wall and bookmark scheme which is monitored by our Year 6 House Captains. As well as this, children’s reading achievements are recognised and celebrated through termly tea parties with the Head Teacher.

Reading is a valuable, lifelong skill that intersects all areas of the curriculum. We develop our pupils through independent and shared reading as well as cross-curricular sessions which empower them to find pleasure in reading.