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English: Reading

At Daisyfield our English curriculum develops children's ability to listen, speak, read and write for a variety of purposes. All children have a daily English lesson and we follow Lancashire English planning which blends reading, grammar work and writing opportunities. Writing is also encouraged across the curriculum in other subjects so that skills can be practised and embedded.

Please see the below document that shows the texts we use within our English Units.


The reading scheme in school uses an extensive range of very high quality books, In the EYFS and KS1 classes, the children read books carefully matched to their phonological understanding. Children take part in shared (whole class), guided (small group with adult support) and independent reading in school. 

We expect the children to read at home to an adult 3 times a week so they can earn reading badges. Children need to read 10 books for a bronze badge, 14 books for silver and 18 books for a  gold badge. 

Each class also has a class novel which the teacher will read at the end of each day. 

Please look at our Reading Policy for more information.

Reading for Pleasure

This year , as part of our School Improvement Plan, we are continuing our journey to foster a Reading for Pleasure culture within our school.  This involves a radical new way of teaching reading, focusing on children and adults reading for pleasure and building a community of readers within each class, and within our wider school family.

Research from the Open University has found that children who read for pleasure improve their life chances, not just in education, but in mental wellbeing and social relationships.  However, children need support to develop the habit and love of reading. We will be providing as much of this in school as we can, but we need your help at home to really make it count.

Time and space to hear stories and to read and talk informally about what you’re reading makes a huge difference to children’s pleasure in reading.

There are 3 main things that you can do to help support your child’s reading:

  1. Reading Aloud – this is you reading aloud to your children to show them that it is fun and not a chore.
  2. Family Reading Time – read together regularly and let them choose what they want to read with you.
  3. Book Chat – talk about what you are reading together and make connections with other books, places you’ve been, things you’ve seen and activities you’ve done together.

To find out more download:  Supporting Readers At Home Poster.


Supporting Reading at Home

Other Documents to Support Reading at Home

Brilliant Book Awards

Here at Daisyfield we hold the Brilliant Book Awards. Children are selected and they receive a book from the set of texts from this scheme and we read them and vote on our favourite. It is to encourage children aged six and seven years to develop a love of reading, and to discuss what they have read with each other.

Miss Churchill and Mrs Rehman run this club. To find out more please click on the link below:



The Fantastic Book Awards

To further promote a love of reading in our children we are involved in the Fantastic Book Awards with Lancashire Library. This is a reading club for Yr 5 and 6 held by Mrs Shiers, where a group of children read a range of books, discuss and then vote on the best one.

To find out more please click on the link below: