Welcome To Our Wonderful World of Reading

Learning to Shape Our Future

We want to develop and nurture children’s love of reading, so they become lifelong readers, and use this love to read for both study and pleasure. The firm foundations of reading are created through children’s phonic knowledge and skills.

We further build on these through developing fluency and accuracy when reading for different purposes and having a rich and extensive knowledge of vocabulary through reading a broad range of challenging, high quality texts. We aim for our children to flourish, unlocking lifelong learning in the classroom and wider world by being confident, resilient, reciprocal readers.

How We Learn

Our children will learn in a literacy-rich environment, have access to high quality texts and be exposed to extensive vocabulary and experience inspiring, effective learning.  They will be fascinated and curious enough to ask questions about the world around them, developing empathy by learning about key concepts and by exploring texts from a diverse range of books. Our children learn resilience in reading by accessing challenging books, that are appropriate to their ability and texts that inspire reading for pleasure.

In Reception and Year 1, we follow the phonic scheme, Little Wandle to teach blending and use guided reading for the children to apply their phonic skills.

We use whole class reading from Years 2-6 as our main strategy to teach reading skills.

Using our progression, the children are exposed to a range of high-quality texts.  Each session is sequenced using an introduction and recap, vocabulary check, modelled reading, and comprehension focus where skills taught are being applied.

Herts for Learning Reading Fluency is used to assess and monitor progress for children, alongside NFER for assessment.  Guided reading is used as an intervention to support readers where needed.

A Systematic Approach to Planning

EYFS Reading Progression Map

Year 1 Reading Progression Map

Year 2 Reading Progression Map

Year 3 Reading Progression Map

Year 4 Reading Progression Map

Year 5 Reading Progression Map

Year 6 Reading Progression Map

Scroll through this page to find links to a wealth of reading resources.

World Book Day

Listen to the Author Read their Picture Stories

Listen to the Author Read for Younger Children

Listen to the Author Read for Older Children


Parent Guide to Articulate Phonic Sounds

Audio Guide to Sounds

Phonics Resources

Phonics Games

Free phonics and reading games:

Phonics Play


Teach your Monster to Read


Roy the Zebra


Reading Resources for Parents

Oxford owl reading resources for parents includes:

  • An e-book library
  • Phonics
  • Comprehension
  • Common Reading Issues
  • Reading for Pleasure


Free e-books

Reading for Pleasure Hub

Stories On-line

Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing.

Free primary and secondary school teaching resources - BBC Teach

Online audio stories for children: for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 primary school pupils, aged 4 – 11. Stories cover a broad range of primary topics. Stories are grouped by theme and Key Stage and are typically about 5 minutes long. Ideal for fostering speaking and listening skills and stimulating children’s imaginations. New stories added week by week.

Featuring Actors reading children’s books

   Storytime online with QR codes:

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Suggestions for Children’s Magazine Subscriptions:


Audio books


A huge selection of free children’s books for all ages for your child to listen to.

School Readers Story Time

Reading Lists

Vine Reading list

In the Vine Trust, we want to promote a love of reading in all of our pupils no matter what their age, gender or reading ability. Exposing children to a wide variety of good quality stories and texts helps to improve their vocabulary and comprehension skills whilst also introducing them to a whole host of experiences, both imaginary and real, that they might otherwise never experience.

At the Vine, we feel that parents and carers play a vital role in supporting pupils with their reading. Research into reading supports this belief and one finding in 2006 states that:

Parents and the home environment are essential to the early teaching of reading and fostering a love of reading; children are more likely to continue to be readers in homes where books and reading are valued (Clark and Rumbold, 2006).

We understand that it can be difficult to motivate children to read, especially now that technology is so appealing and accessible. It can also be challenging to get children to read different types of books. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Harry Potter and books written by David Walliams are extremely popular and are great pieces of literature. However, it is important that children read a range of stories and books to support them in developing their own imagination and writing skills.

In light of this, we have produced a selection of lists to aid you at home in guiding and encouraging children to read a range of books. Each list contains good-quality, age relevant books that have stood the test of time and proven to be very popular with pupils that staff have taught over the years.

How to use the lists:

  • The book lists are split into EYFS, KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2. If your child is in Year 5 or 6 but is a reluctant reader, why not have a look at the lower KS2 list. Likewise, if you have a very able reader in KS1 who is in need of a challenge, explore the lower KS2 list.
  • Share the list with your child. Put a mark against which books they think sound interesting. Then, visit your local library or book shop and see which books you can find.
  • Encourage your child to look for these books in the school or class library.
  • Reading to your child is vitally important, even in Year 6. So why not choose a more challenging book that you can share and read together.
  • Each list starts off with easier to read suggestions then the books grow in complexity as the list continues. Some of the content of the books towards the end of the upper KS2 list is a little more mature and sensitive (war, refugees, loss etc) but are all age-relevant. As the parent/carer, you will need to decide on whether these are suitable for your child.

These lists are extensive but not exhaustive. There are so many wonderful options and choices.

EYFS Reading List

KS1 Reading List

Lower KS2 Reading List

Upper KS2 Reading List