Reading is like a holiday in your head.

Reading at Grangefield

The Department for Education states:

‘Children do not just ‘become’ readers, however, and reading engagement is not possible if children struggle with the basic mechanics of reading. Fluency and enjoyment are the result of careful teaching and frequent practice. Ensuring children become fluent and engaged readers at the very earliest stages also helps avoid the vicious circle of reading difficulty and demotivation that makes later intervention more challenging.’

When our children leave Grangefield Primary School we expect them to be avid readers, children who read fluently and widely and are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts that they read. We want them to read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors in order for them to make informed opinions about their favourites.

We aspire for every child at Grangefield to love reading!


At Grangefield Primary School we have introduced the highly successful Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. As part of our driver for ‘Solid Foundations’ our aim is to ensure that our children become competent at spelling and fluent at reading, giving them the best possible start to their Reading and Writing journey.

All children who are reading the RWI storybooks in their class lessons will bring these ‘Teaching Books’ home as well as a Book Bag Book which exactly matches the sounds learnt in the session. The children will be able to read these books independently but it is important that you listen to your child read these books several times so that they build up their fluency and expression.  In addition to these books they will bring home a library book of their choice which will be above their reading level therefore it is important that you share the reading of this book with your child.

“I don’t think there’s a big secret about what to do; we need to show children how much we love stories. Read great stories, poems and non-fiction every day, all through school. What we love today they might read tomorrow.”  Ruth Miskin

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