At Summerfields Primary Academy, we are passionate about and prioritise reading. The school is determined that every pupil will learn to read, regardless of their background, needs and abilities. The reading culture promoted at the school demonstrates a love of books and reading through the promotion of core texts, reading to support the writing process and independent reading.
On this page, you will find out about our reading curriculum, intent, policies, provision, ideas, resources and support for reading at home.
The Summerfields' Anchor book curriculum
At Summerfields, we build our year around books – long sustained engagements with an author, a set of characters, a perspective, and a voice - because we believe that the lessons we learn from the people in the pages we read will inspire us to be someone extraordinary in the future. We believe that books help us find our place in time.
Our core reading offer to all our pupils is that they will discover and explore ten themes throughout their time at Summerfields.
Each child will return to these themes within each phase throughout their primary years. These books are specifically chosen to open up the world to our pupils and engage them with texts, topics and authors they may not have encountered before that will underpin and develop their understanding of each exploration. Class teachers will also cover a wide variety of other texts through guided reading sessions. These may be linked by theme, author or content or may be used to support and cover the national curriculum reading objectives. By spiralling the themes through our children’s education, we are continually building their schemas of knowledge, exploring their views, widening their perspectives, giving them cultural capital and preparing them for the next stage of their education.
Below you will find the anchor books that will be studied by each year group during their time in school.