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Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Mark 12:31

Enabling children to flourish and succeed

Reading at Measham

"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book" Dr Seuss

Children read decodable reading books from Sounds-Write and Dandelion Readers. These books are fully decodable texts that build on the knowledge or ‘code’ that is being taught during Sounds-Write phonics lessons.

Our Wonderful Library

The books are carefully graded with a step-by-step introduction to new sounds and spellings and provide children with opportunities to practice and consolidate their reading skills of blending and segmenting throughout the text as well as the opportunity to practice reading fluency.
We also believe that children need exposure to high quality, rich texts to develop a love of reading and this is something that we want to promote at Measham CE. Children also have access to class libraries which are made up of collections of different books, for example:

  • Story books
  • Picture books
  • Favourite books
  • Traditional tales
  • Topic related books
  • ‘Book Banded’ books

These books have been carefully chosen so that children will enjoy sharing them and gain pleasure from reading them. They will also support the children’s development of personal book preferences meaning they are more likely to be motivated to read, read widely and develop lifelong reading habits.
We also teach a wide range of nursery rhymes and songs and read good books to and with the children. This helps to increase the number of words they know– their vocabulary – and helps them talk confidently about books. 

Reading at Measham CE Primary

Bedtime Reading Event