At Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough, the intent of our Reading curriculum is to deliver a curriculum that instils a love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. We believe that it every child’s right to learn to read and develop an enjoyment of reading for pleasure. Staff act as reading role models and children have access to a wide range of high-quality texts both in the class libraries and the main school library. Through reading, pupils at East Borough have opportunities to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough School has identified Key Intentions that drive our Reading curriculum. At Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough, our Reading curriculum intentions are:
- apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words;
- To develop stamina to read easily, fluently and with good understanding;
- acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading;
- appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage and understand/internalise the structure of texts;
- being encouraged to link texts to their own experiences, learning or topical issues;
- use discussion to develop an understanding of author intent, critical thinking – reading to provoke thought in children.
World Book Day 2024
World Book Day will take place on 7 March - we are very excited and have lots of great things planned! Please click on the link below for more information:
Please click on the links below for further information:
Sooper Books - Free School Library
Sooper Books - Free School library – A great opportunity for more reading at home!
Sooper Books has kindly donated all of their award-winning stories and audiobooks to our school. This can all be accessed through phones, laptops or tablets and allow children to read with a grown up or listen to the story or poem independently through an audiobook! These provide children with a great range of genres, as well as providing children with a few stories they may be familiar with!
Please use the following links to access the stories and audiobooks free of charge from home:
Bedtime stories — a selection of the world’s best 5-10 minute bedtime stories and audiobooks
Fairy tales — a selection of classic fairy tales retold in a modern and fun way
Sooper Series — a selection of original stories in episode format. Each episode is a separate 10-15 minute story
Rhymes & Poems — a selection of 3-5 minute funny rhymes
Aesop’s fables — a selection of 3-5 minute moral tales, retold in a fun and modern way
Our Favourite Authors
Reading Expectations 2022/2023
Please click here for some information about Reading Expectations for this academic year, together with some feedback from the Summer Reading Challenge.