Reading at Sunnyhill Primary School


Reading skills at Sunnyhill School are based around fluency, comprehension and re-telling.

At Sunnyhill Primary School, we offer a creative curriculum packed with opportunities to read for purpose and for pleasure:

· shared reading

· guided reading

· regular independent reading

· reading with peers

· reading to/with an adult at school

· hearing books read aloud

· selecting own choice of books (sometimes with support) in our library

· using and reading fantastic texts to stimulate our writing

· making links between reading and writing

· reading in other subjects

· reflecting on books

We value the contribution parents make with reading at home. In turn we support by offering a range of workshops for parents and carers.

We also have volunteer readers (DBS checked) who come in and read with children.

At Sunnyhill we have an ‘on-line’ book bag for every child (Bug Club)! Children can access their virtual book bag wherever they are . Please visit  www.bugclub.co.uk to log in.

We celebrate reading throughout the year with whole school events such as World Book Day and author visits and Reader of the Month certificates.

Sunnyhill Primary School now has a designated library where the children can read for pleasure and search for information. The children love visiting the library and the school is committed to helping a new generation of readers discover the joys of books.