Reading at Luston and Shobdon

English Lead: Maddy Picton

Early Reading Lead: Georgina Morgan

We believe reading is the key to unlocking learning. At Luston and Shobdon we aim for every child to develop a life-long love of reading.

Our reading curriculum begins with the teaching of phonics in EYFS where we use 'Read Write Inc' resources and books to engage our children in a rich variety of kinaesthetic activities. We use a wide range of high quality, vocabulary rich books in the teaching of reading that are banded to support developing reading ability.

From Year One onwards, the children engage in daily whole class reading sessions. Teaching the whole class means that all pupils can read with the teacher more often, moving faster through more or longer texts and benefiting from the teacher’s expert explanations, modelling, questioning and feedback. It also makes possible more integration between topic-related reading, reading as stimulus for writing, daily reading aloud to the class and following a class reading book.

What Reading looks like across the Federation

Intent, Implementation & Impact

English National Curriculum

Progression of Skills Y1-Y6

Reading Glossary

Supporting Your Child

Recommended Reads


Our Virtual Library

luston and shobdon virtual library.pdf

Oxford Owl Author & Illustrator Storytime

Listen to stories and poems at home

CBeebies Stories

Animated stories and nursery rhymes from the BBC including traditional tales such as The Ugly Duckling and modern classics like Charlie and Lola.

Book Trust Storytime

Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing.

With classic children's stories, including Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy to Owl Babies, along with newer favourites like Oh No, George! and Everybunny Dance! There's even The Dragon Machine

for older children to enjoy too

The Children's Poetry Archive

Poetry doesn't just live in books - it lives in the sounds that words make. When we read poems out loud we breathe life into them and we can picture them in our imagination. The Children’s Poetry Archive is a place where you can

listen to poems read out loud.  

 Reading Gallery 

World Book Day 2022