At Grindleton C.E. Primary School we aim to inspire our pupils to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to become lifelong learners and linguists. We strive to ensure that all our pupils receive a well- rounded learning experience when reading, writing, speaking and listening, which will equip them with the fundamental tools to achieve. It is our intention to immerse pupils in quality texts to in still a love for reading.


We are passionate about children learning to read at Grindleton Church of England Primary school. We are part of the 'We Are Reading' initiative being run by Lancashire County Council. We even have an entry in the most recent newsletter.

We Are Reading Newsletter Autumn 2018

Over the possible eight years that your child is in our care we aim for them to develop a love of reading and books so that they move from learning to read to reading to learn – and reading purely for enjoyment too!

'Pupils read frequently in school and at home and they are encouraged to read for pleasure. Most-able pupils read fluently and were able to speak about books they enjoyed and their favourite authors.' Ofsted November 2016

We use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme in EYFS and Key Stage 1, move onto Collins Big Cat scheme and then become free readers enjoying the choice of 100 books a child should read before they leave Year 6.

Children are provided with a school book bag they can take home and read their reading book at home with parents or other family members. The more they can do at home the greater interest and knowledge they will gain.

Earlier in your child's time at school they will be listened to on a daily basis and encouraged to change their own books on a regular basis.

As they progress through school they will encounter more challenging and lengthier books they can really get their teeth into.

A useful video to watch on how to read with your child at home can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Home Readers for Parents

A video explaining basic tips for using home readers for parents. Read all about them here >

Posted by Teach Starter on Monday, June 25, 2018