Oldfield Primary School & Nursery part of the Brontë Academy Trust

Putting Children First

Part of Bronte Academy Trust

Creating a strong reading culture here at Oldfield is so important to us. We are passionate about fostering a love of reading with our children so they become fluent and confident readers as they grow up. We have recently overhauled our reading scheme and invested in new books, from Nursery to Year 6.


We use quality scheme to ensure children are offered a wide choice when learning to read. We have also heavily invested in new books to promote reading for pleasure. We simply want all our children to have a life-long love of reading. Please see the main English page for how reading is embedded into our curriculum. The reading is underpinned by clear vocabulary teaching, so children develop a wider ranging lexis. 


At Oldfield, Reading is prioritised to allow pupils to access the full curriculum offer. It is key to our curriculum planning. Themes are based on high quality texts. 


A rigorous and sequential approach to the reading curriculum develops pupils’ fluency, confidence and enjoyment in reading. At all stages, reading attainment is assessed and gaps are addressed. For early Reading, our  books connect closely to the phonics knowledge pupils are taught when they are learning to read.


Below are some ways you can support your child with reading at home. Take a look below at some high quality book recommendations for your child. 

We recognise it can feel a little daunting knowing which books to choose for your child. We encourage children to read a wide variety of genres from fiction, non-fiction and poetry. It's good to try new text types to broaden experiences and understanding, not to mention providing new opportunities to learn unfamiliar vocabulary. Please get in touch with your child's class teacher if you would like any personalised recommendations for your child. We are more than happy to help!