Our Reading Scheme and Phonics

Reading at Whalton


A child's reading skills are so important to their success in school as they will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills. 


At Whalton we understand how wonderful it is for children to discover that reading is the key to open the door to a whole new world of imagination. Our children are encouraged to read regularly and to achieve their Reading Challenge each week. Authors and storytellers are invited into school each year to inspire a love of literature. We invite parents to come in and share their favourite stories with the children too. 


Currently our Reading Scheme is based on various publishers including Usborne, Oxford Reading Tree, Dandelion Readers, Rigby Star, Collins and other independent publishers. The children are directed to a text that fits their reading age, understanding and interest.