Christchurch Infant School


Reading opens the door to learning.

A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who can read more challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.

We teach reading through the synthetic phonics scheme ‘Read Write Inc’ and also through developing children’s comprehension of texts. We aim to encourage reading for pleasure as a motivation to read.

The role of parents is vital in developing good literacy skills and they are expected to support the work of the school. The children will bring reading books home on a regular basis and parents are asked to hear their child read at home, comment on their progress and ensure that the books and reading records are returned to school every day. Books are also loaned to children from the school library on a weekly basis. 

At Christchurch Infant School we use a range of published reading schemes to form our collection of progressive, book banded, reading books.