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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School



   Miss Lewis is the subject lead for reading.


At Northmead we believe children should have access to high quality, inspirational children’s literature in order that they develop a joy of and interest in the written word.  Reading, with understanding, is a fundamental skill, which opens up learning for children and has impact on every area of the curriculum, so it is our intention for all children to become fluent and effective readers.


Reading is given a high priority when timetabling to ensure children are involved in a range of reading activities every day. Opportunities for less formal interactions with books and reading are being encouraged as we further develop a rich reading environment within our school.

Do click on the links in the table below to find out more.

In class



Additional activities

Home school Liaison

Whole class daily reading lesson 

Ongoing teacher assessment

Project X

Year 3/4


Home reading record.  

Independent reading

Termly star reader test

Year 5/6 comprehension express

Author visits

Parent reading workshops

Teacher reading aloud to children daily

Termly comprehension test- NTS


Little Wandle


Book week

Monthly reading newsletter

Book corner available



Regular Book Fayres


Accelerated reader-

quiz with termly rewards



Staff CPD




book club



























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