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Reading and Phonics at Paddock

Reading is a very important area in school and we have a range of different activities planned throughout the day to ensure that everyone can succeed in their reading


At Paddock School we follow the Supersonic Phonic Friends scheme. This programme is a fully systematic, synthetic phonic approach ranging from the simple to the complex spellings of the alphabetic code. Supported by their Supersonic Phonic friends, this approach will ensure children develop confidence and apply each skill to their own reading and writing. Take a look www.supersonicphonicfriends.co.uk.

Paddock Bookworm

We love inviting parents and carers into school to share in their child's learning journey. We hold regular Paddock Bookworm sessions to allow adults to come into school and read with their child in the classroom. Here are the event dates for 2023-24; 




Monday 11th September AM (8.30-9.00).

Tuesday 3rd October PM (3.00-3.25).

Monday 13th November AM (8.30-9.00).

Tuesday 5th December PM (3.00-3.25


Monday 15th January AM (8.30-9.00).

Tuesday 6th February PM (3.00-3.25).

Monday 4th March AM (8.30-9.00)


Tuesday 9th April PM (3.00-3.25).

Monday 6th May AM (8.30-9.00).

Tuesday 4th June PM (3.00-3.25).

Monday 8th July AM (8.30-9.00)



Reading for Pleasure

In school all of our children have access to a wide variety of books. As well as texts they read in English lessons and the books they are given to read at home, all pupils are given the opportunity to choose a book of their choice from their class libraries and the school library to further develop a love of reading and encourage them to read for pleasure. Staff in school have invested a lot of time and effort in choosing books for these areas.

Below are the 150 books we recommend that a child reads before they leave Paddock which have been chosen to develop pupils’ vocabulary, language comprehension and love of reading. Why don't you share and read some of the texts at home together?


Reading Buddies

As reading is a priority in school, we like to find as many ways as possible to promote reading for pleasure. We have paired up classes to be 'reading buddies' to give the children opportunity to be read to or read to other children from across school . 

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Supporting Reading at Home

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