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Reading at Rosehill


At Rosehill, our priorities are to make every child a reader by the age of 6 and to develop a life-long love of reading in all children. To achieve this, reading is at the front and centre of our curriculum.

The Reading Journey

A child’s reading journey starts in nursery where children explore sounds and develop their speaking and listening skills. The reading journey continues though reception and key stage 1 as they learn grapheme-phoneme correspondence during their daily Read, Write, Inc lesson.

In key stage 2, children participate in daily whole-class guided reading sessions. These sessions are centred on the children’s vocabulary development and their understanding of a range of texts.

Additional guided reading and/or phonics sessions are provided for children working below age-related expectations.

Reading Across the Curriculum

Our wider curriculum lessons start with a shared read. This is an opportunity for children to read about the day’s learning and to discover new learning for themselves.


Daily sacrosanct storytime takes places throughout school. This is an opportunity for all children to enjoy a story read by an adult. We centre our books around our curriculum drivers, which are resilience, community and aspirations.

ERIC time

In key stage 2, we have daily ERIC (Everyone Reading In Class) time. This is a time where children can read a book from our school library, our class library or a book from home.

Author Study

All classes have key authors to study throughout the year.

Reading At Home

Individual reading books are provided to all children.  For children accessing Read, Write, Inc Phonics, their reading book will be a book from the Read, Write, Inc Reading Scheme which links to the current sounds they are learning. Teachers ensure children can confidently read 95% of the text to build fluency.  Once children have a sound phonetical knowledge, they access a banded book leading on to free readers. In addition to these books, children take home a book from the school library which, for younger children, an adult can read to them.  The purpose of this book is to promote a love of reading and exposure to a wider range of text types and vocabulary. Home-school liaison is achieved by having regular parental contact through the child’s reading diary.

We encourage children and parents to foster a love of reading together and encourage daily reading through our rewards scheme.