Evelyn CommunityPrimary School

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Here at Evelyn we are committed to promoting a love of “Reading for pleasure” to enable our children to become life long readers.


We have a well stocked, up-to-date library where the children have input into what books they would like to read, as well as individual class libraries/ reading areas outside each classroom and ‘reading stops’ in the playground.


We have an outdoor area including an “Emerald City”, where children can go and read with a friend or just take time to relax.

We use a variety of reading schemes which ensure the children have access to a wide range of text, both fiction and non-fiction and poetry. We also subscribe to to monthly children’s magazines which all our children enjoy.


Some useful links for parents to help support your child’s reading.

A Message from our Reading Ambassador


I am delighted to take over the role of Reading Ambassador from Mrs Lavery. She left the Emerald City in great shape and full of lovely resources for us all to enjoy!


Reading is an essential life skill – we all need to read every day in so many different places; from reading food labels in the supermarket to reading signs on the road, from reading birthday cards to websites. Once the skill has been learnt you can use it for your enjoyment and escape. That’s why it is so important to get children to read regularly and confidently as soon as possible.


There is nothing more enjoyable than picking up a book or magazine and reading for pleasure. I encourage adults as well as children to take some time and have a read.


I am looking forward to reading with children right across the school this year and come rain or shine I will be around the Emerald City wearing the red slippers!


Mrs Murray

Our Reading Scheme


At Evelyn CP School we are committed to ensuring that EVERY child becomes a reader. In Key Stage 1, children’s phonic knowledge and reading comprehension skills are developed through a reading scheme. Read Write Inc. is designed to progressively build on children’s vocabulary and foster a love of reading.


On completion of Read Write Inc. children will move onto the Treetop scheme. This scheme continues to promote rich vocabulary through engaging and relevant texts.


Within Key Stage 2 children will continue to develop their reading fluency and comprehension. The final phase of the scheme is the ‘free reader range’. These texts promote independent choice, classic and modern literature.


For those pupils who don’t progress through the scheme at the expected rate, a reading intervention programme will be implemented – Project X Code.

Information about reading and promoting reading for pleasure at home