Newton Tony Primary School (CE VC)

'Love One Another As I Have Loved You' (John 15:12)

* Crazy Creatures Workshop 22nd May *


How do we foster a love of reading?

We aim to inspire children to develop a love of reading.  All children have the opportunity to leave our school with an engaging home library. We read in class and children are encouraged to have a copy of the book so that they can read along.  Click on the link to see the books we read in class: Long term reading plan. We purchase a copy of the book for any family who would like us to.  Every Summer, children are invited to take part in a Summer Reading Challenge summer_term_reading_challenge . The winner receives a £10 amazon gift card to buy a book. 

Mrs Jordan and Mrs Parr recommend these books for Hedgehogs class to read: 

EYFS reading recommendations

Follow the links below for free e-books:

Share a book with your child: Click on this link to scan our story QR codes

We encourage children to own a library card and visit the village mobile library bus with our members of staff.  For more information about libraries in Wiltshire:

Which high quality books do children have access to at school? 

Our library consists of high quality recommended books which are regularly updated.  Children use our library software programme to check in and out books they want to take home.  

When and how do we teach reading? 

 In Year R and Year 1, children enjoy three 30 minute ‘Little Wandle’ reading practice sessions a week:

Session 1: focus on decoding

Session 2: focus on prosody (reading with meaning, stress and intonation) 

Session 3: focus on comprehension (understanding the text)

Click on the link below to see a Little Wandle reading session from their website See our Phonics tab for more information about early reading. Year R start their reading practice from week 4 in September.  

In Year 2, when children have completed the Little Wandle reading programme, they start the Little Wandle Fluency, This programme builds fluency and confidence.

In Year 3-Year 6, children enjoy daily reading practice:

Monday: focus on vocabulary 

Tuesday: focus on prosody 

Wednesday: asking and answering questions 

Thursday: asking and answering questions

Friday: focus on comprehension

What happens if my child needs additional support?

Children in Year R and Year 1 participate in daily catch up Little Wandle sessions if they need additional support to keep up with their peers. As well as participating in class reading practice sessions, children in Year 2- Year 6  participate in the Little Wandle Rapid Catch up Programme.  These daily afternoon sessions are tailored to individual needs and focus on a phonic based approach to reading.  Some children participate in the Little Wandle individual SEND programme to ensure they make rapid progress.