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We recognise reading as being a key element to all learning so, at Thorpe Willoughby, it is our aim to ensure that all children succeed in this area. We have designed our new curriculum to reflect this aim by immersing our children in a wide range of high quality fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts, which allow children to lose themselves in words. We intend that by offering this variety and passion towards literature, it will not only widen children’s knowledge and understanding but also allow all children to ‘find’ their own love of reading.


Throughout school, our half-termly themes are driven by high-quality novels and texts to inspire both reading and writing. Our novels and supplementary texts are carefully selected and varied to offer all children chances to read classics, modern literature, books by well-known, lesser-known as well as up-and-coming authors.

Reading Meetings 2021

We had planned to hold our Reading Meetings for parents/carers in school however these were unable to take place in person. To ensure we can share this important information, we have produced a recorded presentation for Early Years, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2.


These presentations are to inform you about how we teach reading in school as well as how you can support your child/children at home. Reading is a whole school priority across all phases and we would very much value your time to view the relevant recorded presentation for your child/children.


We have provided them as a recorded video to explain how we teach reading and also as a presentation of slides for you to refer to and browse.



100 books to read in EYFS and KS1

100 books to read in LKS2 (Years 3 and 4)

100 books to read in UKS2 (Years 5 and 6)