Children at Blewbury School will learn to read and then read to learn.

At Blewbury School we aim for the children to develop a love for literature and value the importance of reading as a gateway to a wealth of knowledge about the world around them. We are passionate and committed to raising the profile and attainment of reading throughout the school. Carefully planned teaching supports children in developing their ability to question, predict, clarify, summarise, identify, explain and make inferences.  They will also be encouraged to develop  a love of words.

For details on how we develop early reading, see our Phonics section below.

To develop their love of reading further every child, during their time at Blewbury School, will:

  • Visit a library
  • Listen to an author reading their work
  • Read and listen to a range of quality texts (Archaic text, Non-linear time sequence, Complexity of narrator, Complexity of plot, Resistant text) that promote and celebrate diversity.
  • Take part in a poetry recital
  • Engage in theme days for example, World Book Day.


Reading Spines

Which books will your child be reading this year?

We are developing class reading spines to ensure children listen to, and read, a rich variety of texts (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) which have been carefully chosen to promote diversity, equality, and critical thinking whilst helping to develop children’s background knowledge of the subjects they are studying.

This reading area of our website in under development.

CLICK on the classes below to find out which texts children will be experiencing this year:

  • DaVinci Class

  • Goldsworthy Class

  • Picasso Class

  • Klimt Class

  • Banksy Class




Please click the button below to visit our separate Phonics Curriculum page:


At Blewbury Primary School, we strive to provide all pupils with the necessary skills to be a confident and competent writer. We value the experience gained from learning in a vocabulary rich environment and endeavour to allow pupils to explore new words in a meaningful way by linking adventurous vocabulary to themes and text types. Our pupils are exposed to a range of genres and a variety of texts from across the curriculum as it is vital for them to make connections in their learning and feel confident when recording their ideas. We aim to provide meaningful and exciting writing opportunities with a clear purpose and audience for all our pupils to ensure that they get real enjoyment from being able to communicate effectively in writing.


To develop their love of writing further every child, during their time at Blewbury School, will:

  • Have an opportunity to publish their own book/story.
  • Meet and author
  • Take part in a writing competition
  • Write an official letter (for example to a local MP) to request/persuade.


Further Writing Information



Mrs K.  White – English Lead

If you have any questions about the teaching of English please contact your child’s class teacher or Mrs White, by emailing the school office [FAO English Lead].





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