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Reading Corner

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School Reading Schemes


In Reception and KS1 we follow the phonics-based 'Bug Club' and 'Oxford Reading Tree' systems.  The children also have access to a wide range of picture books and 'Y' (young reader) books in the school library.


In KS2 we continue to follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme and these are split into year group appropriate bands (B3, B4, B5 and B6).  Pupils can also select their reading books from the school library which is organised using the Essex library service system.  We have a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction books available which are regularly updated.

Click on the button below to listen to a new bedtime story every night:


A story from Mrs Alston

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"Oi Frog!" By Kes Gray & Jim Field

"Oi Dog!" - a follow up from "Oi Frog!" - read by Mrs Alston

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Another story from Mrs Alston

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"Giraffes Can't Dance" By Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees

Story from Mrs Fowlie-Burns

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Doughnuts for a Dragon
Book by Adam Guillain and Charlotte Guillain and Lee Wildish

Story from Mrs Fowlie-Burns 2

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Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett, read by Miss Greig

The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch, read by Miss Greig

Read along to Baba Yaga and the Black Geese with Miss Greig