Reading is one of the greatest skills in life we can give our children, and there is nothing better than choosing a book and 'Reading for Pleasure'

We have books that we would recommend for each age range but children can choose from other groups to match ability or interests.  Please see the documents below for more information and to see the books we are using as core reading, fiction and reading for pleasure.

SDLA Reading Spine KS1

SDLA Reading Spine Lower KS2

SDLA Reading Spine Upper KS2

Full guidance on how we teach and help our children learn to read and write is detailed within our policy see attached below.

English Policy

Phonics and Early Readers Policy

Handwriting Policy

English Progression


Reading Eggs

Our school have invested in a reading eggs account for every child in school and children have loved using this in school and during the National Lockdown as part of our Remote Learning offer.

Reading eggs is a multi‑award winning online reading programme for ages 2–13. Designed by expert educators, it's the proven way to help your child learn to read and prepare for school while having fun. Reading Eggs makes learning to read easy and fun for young kids — and it really works!  We use Reading Eggs for KS1 and Reading Eggspress for KS2.

The programme includes one‑on‑one lessons that match your child's ability and feature fun characters, wonderful songs and interactive animations. Your child will feel motivated to learn with exciting rewards and enjoy over 2500 beautifully illustrated e‑books.

Reading eggs allows teachers to set assignments and challenges to children whilst also allowing children to explore reading. 

About reading eggs:

Designed by experienced primary teachers, educational writers and developers

Used in over 16,000 primary schools (and counting!)

Aligned to the National Curriculum, so you can feel confident knowing that your child is learning the skills they need for school success

Based on solid scientific research, making it the best choice against other children's apps.

Reading Eggs covers the five components of reading which all children need to become confident readers: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension and fluency.

Each child has been given their own login details by school, please speak to class teacher or contact them via our SeeSaw app if you need any help or support for your child.


Phonics is taught daily in school from Reception upwards with Phonic screening generally taking place in Year 1 with follow ups in Year 2. 

All Academy teaching & support staff have undertaken acredited training for Little Wandle and are embedding this DfE approved scheme into daily learning. Children were very excited to begin using the new books!

Please follow links below for Parental support guides:

Little Wandle programme Overview Reception and Year 1

Little Wandle Pronunciation Guide A1

Little Wandle Pronunciation guide A2

Little Wandle LS Grapheme Info Sheet Phase 3 S1

Little Wandle Capital Letter Formation 2

Children also use Phonics Play,  this is an interactive App,  with phonics games and resources that children love while helping them to hear the sounds they need to improve their reading along with their speech & language development.