Phonics & KS1 Reading

Library & Reading

At Eversley we are a reading for pleasure school. We firmly believe that children who read for pleasure do better in school than those who do not. The enjoyment of books is supported by a variety of teaching methods beginning with a structured phonics programme in the early years of learning to read. One-to-one reading in school is crucial to the support of early development of skills and we value the supportive role of parents when reading at home.  We are also lucky to have parent volunteers who listen to children read at school.

Guided reading is an integral part of our learning whereby children work as a whole class or in small groups with an adult and explore a text through lively discussion and exposure to thought–provoking questions. Our reading curriculum encompasses a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction including stories, playscripts, information books and poetry. All different types of reading material are valued including e-books, newspapers, recipe books and magazines.

Our school library stocks a comprehensive array of child-centred literature. Reading for pleasure underpins our Literacy curriculum as we prepare the children for a lifetime love of books.

Each class will have the opportunity to visit the school library on a weekly basis where they have an opportunity to borrow a book for up to 2 weeks. We also help the children develop good library skills such as how to navigate the library and how to look after and be responsible for their loaned book. We are all very excited about this!

Our school currently has over 500 children using the library and to make the library sessions run as smoothly as possible we need your help to encourage your children to return their library books on time. Children who forget their book or have an overdue book will be unable to borrow a new book until their outstanding loan is returned. Please bear in mind that in order to maintain and continually improve our fantastic library we will be asking parents/carers to pay for, or replace, any books lost/damaged by their child.

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