Watchlytes Primary

Creativity, Inspiration and Achievement

Reading at Watchlytes

We read everyday at Watchlytes and it forms the strongest foundation for our curriculum. 

Our 100 Books to Read before you leave Primary School (originally created by Ashley Booth) can be viewed here: 

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2        

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6

Our rigorous and sequential approach to reading starts in the EYFS with our phonics program, which follows Letters and Sounds and incorporates many aspects of Phonics Play.  Our reading books closely follow the phonics knowledge pupils are taught when they first learn to read. 

As children progress through the school they continue with guided reading and in the later years, whole class reading, which continues to support their comprehension and broad knowledge of genre.

Reading intervention takes many forms to support early fluency and to support issues as they arise. 

Please do speak to your class teacher if you have any questions about our approach to reading - it's something we are incredibly passionate about!