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Learn and Grow


Literacy Overview whole school

Phonics progression document

Reading progression document for whole school

Book band progression - whole school

Book fair raffle

A huge well done to Molly in F2 and Joshua in year 3 for winning the book fair raffle this week. They have been given a reading book to enjoy at home. 

Author visit

Today we were visited by E.R.Reilly, he talked to the children about his work and gave them top tips about writing stories of their own. You can visit his website: to find out more about him. 

If you would like to buy one of his books, then fill in the order form that has been given to your child today. If you return your form before Thursday this week (28th Nov) he will sign them for you. The last day for all book orders is the 11th December 2019. 

Reading champions

This week has seen the start of our reading champions. Children need to read to an adult at home at least three times a week, they will then be put into a draw to win a prize in our celebration assembly every Friday. I am really looking forward to seeing who will be the reading champion in each class! Watch this space and I will let you know each week who they are - Good luck everyone!

Monday 25th November

Year 1 - Ayla, Year 2 - Reuben, Year 3 - Finley, Year 4 - Ellis, Year 5 - Millie, Year 6 - Joseph 

Monday 2nd December

Year 6 - Evan, Year 5 - Jayden, Year 4 - Shani, Year 3 - Anna, Year 1 - Sam. Well done everyone!

These children in year 4 are loving their reading area



Our school library is open to both parents and pupils every Tuesday after school 3:00 - 3:30pm. Come along a choose a book or join in with one of our activities. We also now have a lending library for parents so pop along and see if there is anything you would like to read.

Can't make Tuesday? Then don't worry the library is open to all pupils every Wednesday 12:30 - 1pm.


If you have any questions please free to speak to our Year 6 librarians (Amelia and Amarah) or Mrs. Wakefield.

Reading is a vital skill that all children need to learn. It is about making sense of the written word around them, enjoying books, and being able to use books to find information.

At school children have the opportunity to read a wide range of quality books, both fiction and non-fiction. 

When children are first beginning to learn to read, they will bring home their  'reading book' to practise what they have learnt in school. We also encourage children to take home books that interest them, to share with their parents and friends. 

Teach a child to read and keep that child reading and you'll change everything. And I mean everything.

Jeanette Wilson


At Summerfields we use the Read, Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy.  RWI is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics and we use it to help children in their reading and writing.