St Paul's C of E Primary School

St Pauls Church of England Gloucester



The teaching of reading places a huge emphasis on developing the children’s comprehension (understanding) of a text.

Children begin to read texts which contain only pictures and then progress to books which are entirely decodable. 

As the children get older, we use a system called Accelerated Reader which allows the children to become a ‘free-choice’ reader at their own reading level. This also helps to develop a love of reading and a willingness to read for pleasure.

Children can use the following link to access their own log in pages to do the quizzes attached to their reading books. They also have this link as a QR Code with their log in and password which they can access on tablets etc. at home

Parents can use the following link if they would like to see the book level of the books they may already have at home or on a visit to the library 

Guided Reading

In addition to hearing the children read individually they are also grouped for weekly guided reading sessions. Guided Reading involves a teacher working with a small group of children who can all read similar levels. Working with a small group allows the teacher to on the specific needs of each group, accelerating their progress in reading. Texts are explored with a particular focus, for example, use of vocabulary, structure of different genres, comprehension and understanding.


How you can help your child with reading at home or at school

Parents are an integral part of a child’s ‘reading journey’. We encourage you to hear your child read at least three times a week and record this in a ‘Reading Record’. In addition, children can access Bug Club e-books at school and at home from a personalised selection made by the class teacher.

We welcome volunteers who would like to help further develop our children’s love for reading. You can contact the school if you have any spare time to come into school to hear readers.