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Bolton Primary School

Caring - Inspiring - Enjoying - Excelling




Reading is a great strength in our school. The 2019  SATS results show  79% of our pupils reaching the expected standard or above and 50% at greater depth.

We place great emphasis upon reading and provide the children with an interesting range of books and other reading materials to support this. We want them to read fluently and with understanding so that reading becomes a real source of enjoyment and pleasure. In class 1, we have daily phonics teaching groups in school to encourage them to practise and develop a range of skills. In Class 2 and 3, reading and the analysis of texts is taught in a varied and interesting ways. Children may do Guided or Group reading regularly or independent reading – where they can simply enjoy a good book through reading themselves. Children in all classes will have the regular experience of hearing texts being read to them.  We monitor your child’s progress through an extensive range of available reading material to ensure that they reach their full potential. Each teacher will keep a record of your child’s reading progress and achievement and will set targets with them. Children receive weekly homework and a weekly reading requirement; sometimes they receive set tasks relating to reading or group reading that is happening at school. We encourage and welcome support from home with the reading process, ask parents and pupils to use the logs provided when reading at home as a way of monitoring their reading. * The school aims to regularly provide workshops and support sessions for parents to help with learning at home. There is a weekly Buddy Reading slot where children read and share books with their buddies.