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Reading at Bishop Lonsdale CE Academy


At Bishop Londale CE Academy, we have high expectations of all children and encourage our children to challenge themselves and persevere with their reading, through a passion for reading, our Christian values and our school ethos.


To foster a love of reading and a want to read for pleasure, we enrich our children's learning through enabling them to be lifelong readers. 

Reading is an essential life skill that enables children to develop their learning across the wider curriculum and lays the foundations for successes in future life.  Because of this, reading is at the heart of our curriculum from modelling reading to children to linking reading into all areas of learning through imaginative stories and thought provoking texts.


At Bishop Lonsdale Academy, we understand the importance of a consistent approach to the teaching of reading in order to close any gaps and to target the highest possible number of children attaining the expected standard or above. 

Our consistent approach includes using a Systematic Synthethic Phonics Scheme: Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised for phonics progression and Big Cat Collins whole school reading scheme, alongside reading VIPERS to develop effective comprehension skills.



Additional Online Support 

There are also a wide range of online materials to support reading across all year groups.  Here are some useful websites you might want to have a look at with your child:

Have a look on your Class Page to see what other exciting reading materials you can find!