At Parkfield we use The Oxford Reading Tree as our Reading Scheme in Reception and Key Stage 1.
The Oxford Reading Tree is the UK's number one reading programme and has taught millions of children to read... and to love to read. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with systematic phonics at its heart, Oxford Reading Tree's well-loved characters give you everything your children need to become confident readers.

How does Oxford Reading Tree meet the aims of the new National Curriculum?

‘Children should be taught to read with good understanding.’

The Biff, Chip and Kipper stories help move children on from phonics to become fluent, confident readers, and offer a wealth of opportunities for deeper comprehension and discussion across a wide spectrum of different text genres.

‘Children should develop the habit of reading widely and often for pleasure and information.’

Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories, Snapdragons and Fireflies have well known and well loved characters, exciting and humorous storylines and interesting topics hook children into reading. The careful levelling and huge variety ensures there is something to motivate and engage every child.

‘Children should appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage.’

Traditional Tales that are beautifully illustrated. These books are fully decodable versions of enchanting and moral tales from around the world, perfect for introducing children to cultural traditions and typical story themes like good and evil, greed and power.

‘Children should acquire a wide vocabulary.’

Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories and Snapdragons are language-rich stories with exciting plots provide a springboard for writing, talking and drama.

Reading in the Primary sector at Parkfield School

All of our students participate in a private reading or guided reading session for 30 minutes after lunch each day

Children are encouraged to read at home for at least ten minutes every day and we endeavour to provide good quality, exciting texts in order to inspire a love of reading.

Extra support for individual children is provided by our Learning Support Assistants and volunteer readers. They read regularly with children and help to improve reading skills, develop language and vocabulary and build confidence and self esteem.
For ideas on supporting reading at home click here