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Encouraging and supporting reading

At Clee Hill Academy, our aim is to encourage a love of reading, which will remain with a child for life. Children are offered a wide range of reading material, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They are encouraged to share books with adults working in the school as well as taking them home to share with family and friends. 

Reading, and developing a passion for reading, is one of the most useful things that a child can learn when they are young. Research suggests that the more a child reads for pleasure, the more likely they are to be successful when they are older.

At school, children read a wide range of texts, developing a range of reading skills throughout the curriculum including whole class sessions, one to one reading and reading independently.


At Clee Hill Academy, we use ‘letters and sounds’ to teach phonics. We have daily 30-minute phonic sessions during EYFS and KS1, where we learn about how to read using our phonic knowledge. We play lots of different phonic games which help us understand how sounds make words and we use words to make sentences.

Whole Class Reading

From Year 2, we conduct reading sessions as a whole class. During these sessions, we ensure children are immersed in high-quality literature and learn the skills needed in order to develop a greater understanding of the texts.

Parental Support

At Clee Hill Academy, we understand the importance of reading and value the support parents give us with regards to their child learning to read, and developing an enjoyment of it.

Here you will find some useful information about how you can support your child with their reading, both at home and in school. 

Reading workshop PowerPoint

10 tips on hearing your child read

Enjoy Reading        

Strategies for learning spellings


Top Tips Reading with Your child at Home

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An example of a year 2 reading at the expected standard


An example of a year 6 reading at the expected standard