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At Wheelwright Lane Primary School the children read with focus for new learning, pleasure and practice.

New Learning

Guided Reading sessions happen once a week in Key Stage 2 and the Foundation Stage and twice a week in Key Stage 1. This is where children are taught new reading skills and strategies for decoding and understanding a wide range of text types. These are focused sessions which enable teachers to assess progress and plan next steps in learning in a small group situation.


This is reading that is directed and resourced by school staff. However it is designed for you and your child to enjoy together as you support them to practise and apply the skills taught in school.


Children benefit from a weekly Reading Buddy session which provides opportunities in school to share books, with a partner class, for pleasure. Also children can choose books from our well-stocked modern library. In this way they learn to choose books appropriate to their need and interest level and begin what will hopefully be a life long love of reading. Furthermore a good breadth of reading experience builds their bank of ideas and vocabulary to feed into their writing.

Phonics Letters and sounds – LCP
Floppy’s Phonics
Letters and sounds – LCP
Support for Spelling (Y2)
Support for spelling
NLS Spelling Bank
Reading Scheme Oxford Reading Tree Oxford Reading Tree Oxford Reading Tree - Treetops
Guided Reading 1 session per week 2 sessions per week 1 session per week
Library books / Reading Buddies /class library/ whole class readers

Also see the Oxford Owl website (external link) to help you with your child’s learning. Oxford Owl has over 250 free eBooks suitable for all children of primary age.