The Importance of Reading

The importance of reading for children and adults alike deserves its own page on our website!

At Hunsley Primary, we encourage reading fluency and confidence from the very first moment we meet the children in pre-school and talk to them about the books and stories they enjoy.

All children are given a Reading Record which contains advice for families about supporting reading at home and on these pages, we include a range of links which will help you support your child to become a life-long reader.

We use Pearson Active Learn for our ongoing reading scheme, but this is only a part of the story of reading at Hunsley Primary. Why not start your investigation into reading by clicking on the links below to take you through some interesting and useful guidance. Some of these resources can be shared with your child too.

Libraries from Home – Libraries Connected

Little Readers – EYFS and Year 1

Reading with your child BBC

BBC Bitesize- Support your child’s reading at home

The Book Trust

Phonics Guide – Oxford Owl

Phonics Play- Phonics Practise

PhonicsBloom- Phonics Practise

Letters and Sounds – Phonics

Growing Readers – Years 2-3

Ruth Miskin Blog – Reading to Thrive

Reading Rockets

Enjoy Reading – Pearson

Kate Greenaway Award shortlist

Independent Readers – Years 4-5 

World of David Walliams

Supernanny – 6-9 year olds – 10 Top Tips

Readers for Life – Year 6 and beyond

Carnegie Award Shortlist

WH Smith – Keeping older children motivated to read

Scholastic – Raise a Reader

Readers Needing a Bit of Support


Oxford Owl – Struggling Readers

Oxford Owl – Reluctant Readers

Read and Spell – Dyslexia

Reading Rockets – Dyslexia

The National Centre on Improving Literacy


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Louise Hitchin - School Administrator
Hunsley Primary
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