Evelyn Achieves Gold

We were delighted to achieve the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark.

Schools can be accredited with a bronze, silver or gold award, which recognises the effort that they have made in promoting the joy of reading amongst their pupils.

In order to attain this award we were assessed across six key themes:

  • Leadership and management
  • Workforce development
  • Reading promotion
  • Reading events and groups
  • School wide opportunities for reading for enjoyment
  • Family and community involvement and a public library service

On our assessment day Mrs Lavery, Mrs Arnold and Miss Macleod spent the morning with the assessor showing her around the school and demonstrating how we encourage a culture of reading for pleasure for all children.

Children were seen reading for pleasure independently as well as in guided reading and whole class reading. Staff, children and some parents were interviewed to assess whether we met the criteria for bronze, silver or gold.

Mrs Lavery was delighted to announce we achieved the gold award! Well done to all children, parents and staff who have all helped to make reading for pleasure an important part of our school.

You can read the report here


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.Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 14.45.13















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.

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Click here to access information about Knowsley libraries.

Click here to access Knowsley’s online library.


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




The ‘Emerald City’






A great place to read and relax!







If you read a book every day with your child, by their 5th birthday
they will have ‘read’ 1825 books!
Every day counts and every book counts!


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.


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