Reading is a high priority for us at Christ Church School. We know that being able to read opens up a whole world of imagination and knowledge for children, as well as improving their ability to access information, both at school and in their daily lives.  We want to:

  • To promote a culture and love for reading to all pupils 
  • To promote opportunities for children to read high quality texts  
  • To deliver a progressive reading curriculum from when children enter school 
  • To ensure that every child becomes a motivated reader, writer and confident speaker by the time they leave school 


Our School Library

Our wonderful library is the first thing you will see when you enter our school.  Every child is able to access the library and bring home a book of their choice every week.  They can choose from a range of fiction and non-fiction; there is a whole array of genres and topics to catch their interest.  Mrs McGrath, our school librarian ensures that the library is kept well stocked and up to date.  

Reading Scheme

Our reading scheme is the Rising Stars Reading Planet.  This fantastic scheme contains a range of fiction and non-fiction books suitable for children in reception, right up to year 6!  
Children will read their book to adults in school.  They all have opportunities to read their books independently.  Children will bring their reading book to share at home each day.  Please ensure their book is returned to their bag each morning so that they have it available in school.

May I say what a wonderful reading scheme you have invested in. I can't wait for the next book to be brought home, they are so exciting!

                                                                                           - Grandparent of a pupil in our school 

Guided Reading

Every week, children will have at least one guided reading session with their teacher.  This involves the teacher  and a small group of children sharing and discussing a text.  

Whole Class Read and Respond

Every week, the children take part in a whole class read and respond session.  After sharing a text, they will be encouraged to look at their understanding of the text through different lenses using VIPERS:

See the links below for further information and useful websites.