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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 2019-2020

Following our reading meetings in October and November, we would like to share with you our slides as a quick reminder. Please come and see us if you would like any further information about supporting your child's reading at home. 


Reading Meetings 2021

We will be hosting more Reading Meetings in November 2021 for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:

Key Stage 1 Reading Meeting: Wednesday 23rd November at 5:30pm

Key Stage 2 Reading Meeting: Thursday 24th November at 5:30pm


These meetings 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. We would very much value your attendance at these meetings.



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)