At Priorslee Academy, we believe that Reading is a fundamental skill which enables children to access all areas of learning, ensuring they can make progress and succeed.

Our aim is for children to view reading as an enjoyable and worthwhile activity and develop a love of reading.  We want them to become fluent and confident readers who can read and enjoy a wide of fiction and non-fiction genres.




Throughout KS2, Reading is taught using Whole Class Guided Reading.  Every class listens to a class novel read aloud daily by the class teacher.  Two guided reading sessions per week focus on the class novel whilst the remainder enable children to experience a wide variety of other texts.  In addition, children bring home books to read independently or with an adult.  We have a well-stocked library which children can visit regularly to read or select books