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Here at Moorcroft, we recognise the importance of taking a consistent whole school approach to the teaching of reading. Our aim is to ensure that all children at Moorcroft Wood have the chance to follow an enriching curriculum by getting them reading early; creating a climate for learning to read, which in turn supports them with reading to learn.

We recognise the teaching of reading must be carefully planned to meet the needs of all of our children.


 Our Reading Rationale 

There are 4 key areas that we consider crucial for reading success:

1. Teaching of Early reading-Using a synthetic program to teach phonics. Here at Moorcroft we use Read, Write, Inc. (RWI)

2. Reading Mileage-At Moorcroft every attempt is made to ensure that our children gain ‘reading mileage.’ This means ensuring that the children have opportunities to read wherever possible, both within lessons and across the curriculum.

3. Skilled adults- At Moorcroft, much time has been invested into the training of teaching staff and support staff so that they are equipped and confident to deliver the teaching of reading. Teaching staff and learning support staff have been trained in higher level questioning through reading and reading fluency.

 4. Appropriate level texts/written materials (Aiming for 90% and above accuracy)- We carefully select texts and written materials so that they carefully match children’s proficiency to ensure they are reading at 90% accuracy.

Supporting Your Child at home 

Reading at home and daily practice is vital in helping to improve your child's future reading and learning. At Moorcroft, we know how important it is for teachers and parents to work together to give your child the best start.

Reading together at home is one of the easiest but most important ways in which you can help your child. As you share books you are helping improve your child’s reading skills and also showing them how important and enjoyable reading is. 

 The more a child reads, the more quickly they will develop as readers. It is often recommended that beginning readers spend 15 or 20 minutes reading each day (in addition to the reading they do at school). However, the amount of reading a child does is most important, not the amount of time they spend doing it.

We have put together some parent guides to help support your child with their reading at home.

 We will also be sending these home,so please look out for these in your child's book bag.

*Remember our expectations are that a child should read at least 4 times a week. This forms part of our home/school agreement.


Thank you for your continued support.

September Return 2020

Welcome back everyone! It's so good to see everyone again!

Please find the information below as to regards to the changing of home reading books. Thank you.


 *Please note children will continue to bring home reading books to share with you, which will be changed by an adult and quarantined on their return. Unfortunately this might mean that books are issued less frequently , but in the safest way possible. Class teachers will notify parents/carers of the days on which books will be changed. More information can be found on your child '(s)/children'(s) class page. Book bags can continue to be used in the same way.

Each class will also have access to their class/school library books which they will keep in school.

Thank you for your continued support. If you should have any further questions please contact your child's class teacher or myself via class dojo/school office. 


Kind Regards


Mrs Patel

Assistant Head