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Reading

At Silverdale we believe that children deserve a rich curriculum which encourages extensive reading of whole books and other kinds of texts. We believe that active encouragement of reading for pleasure is a core part of every child’s educational entitlement, whatever their background or attainment because we know that extensive reading and exposure to a wide range of texts make a huge contribution to students’ educational achievement;

We aim to promote the concepts of reading for 'fun', 'enjoyment' and 'pleasure' and we ensure that we include a range of ‘real books’ within the Curriculum for English as well as the opportunity for sustained reading from a range of other self‐chosen fiction and non‐fiction texts from our school library.

Boys Enjoy Reading Together Group: We want YOU!

Dads, Grandads, Uncles and Brothers. We are looking into starting a Boys Enjoy Reading Together. We are looking for male role models who can come into school to read and enjoy books with our boy readers. If you would like to help, download the slip below and we will get back in touch!

Download the Boys Enjoy Reading Together Group slip here

Home reading games (2)

A selection of reading-related games to help support your child's enjoyment and proficiency in reading. You'll find games related to word webs, comic strips, favourite writers, journalling and writing stories together.


Download Home Reading Games (2)

Home reading games (1)

A selection of reading-related games to help support your child's enjoyment and proficiency in reading. In this worksheet, you'll find games related to shopping trip and sounds, writing from family members, journalling, tall tales and more.


Download Home Reading Games (1)

Home reading games (3)

A selection of reading-related games to help support your child's enjoyment and proficiency in reading. You'll find games related to dictionaries, writing stories together, comic strips, sounding out words and more.

Download Home Reading Games (3)

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Reception reading games

If your child is in Reception, check out our selection of reading-related games to help support your child's enjoyment and early proficiency in reading. There are plenty of games to choose from, related to word tags, writing stories together, sounding out words and more.

Download Reception Home Reading Games

Learn to Read, Read to Learn

We explore reading and it's place in the school day, shared reading, guided reading, environments for reading and the importance of reading at home plus how we celebrate reading, our Reading League and your role in supporting your child's reading progress. 

Learn to Read, Read to Learn

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Reading by six: How the best schools do it (Oftsed)

This Ofsted report draws from the practice of twelve outstanding schools in different parts of England to illuminate what works in teaching children to read. The schools represent a diverse range of communities but have striking features in common.

Reading by six: How the best schools do it (Oftsed)

Reading at school

This booklet aims to help you to understand our system for reading in school and at home and to make you more aware of your important role within that system. We hope that you will work in partnership with us to ensure that your child develops a love of books and gains knowledge, enthusiasm, enjoyment and inspiration from reading.

Download the Reading Leaflet here