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At Matthew Arnold Primary School we value reading as it is a core activity in all aspects of learning and we promote a love of books.

Every classroom contains a cosy reading area and book box where the children are encouraged to explore and handle a range of books.


Stories and information books are shared daily with children and books are used to enhance areas of learning both indoors and out.

As a whole school, we enjoy celebrating reading by participating in fun events for ‘World Book Day’ as well as encouraging all of the school to work together sharing new and exciting stories.


Reading is taught by following the synthetic phonics program ‘Read Write Inc’. Children receive daily phonics teaching that is differentiated to ensure all children progress. Children also take home a ‘phonetically decodable’ ‘home reader’ book on a weekly basis.