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Alexandra Primary School

Alexandra Primary School

Reading is the key to learning.  It is a complex task involving many skills that need to be learnt.

At APS we want to develop a love of words and language with our children.  We want all of our children to read for pleasure so that reading becomes a lifelong habit unlocking and enabling children to become successful, perform and achieve so that children can live safe, fulfilling lives and make a positive contribution to society.

We use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics in Early Years and Key Stage 1.

We use a range of scheme books to support our teaching of the 8 reading strategies, such as  Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star, Project X and Collins Big Cat.

We use a range of online platforms such as Bug Club, Reading Plus, Lexia, Doodle English and PiXL.

This section of the website offers an insight to our intentions for reading, how we implement the learning to develop reading skills and what you might find useful to support reading as a parent.

Get Hounslow Reading

Reading at APS 

Reading at Home

Phonic Expectations

Decodable Reading Book Overview

Reading Expectations

Early Years Reading Strategies

KS1 Reading Strategies

KS2 Reading Strategies

8 Reading Strategies

Reading Knowledge & Skills

Bug Club Book Index

Decodable Reading Book Overview

The Reading Diet

Reading Curriculum Coverage

Recommended Reading

Below you will find a list of suggested books your child can read, either by themsleves or with you.

Reading Lists

Age 2 - 4

Age 5 - 7

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Staff Reading Videos

Oh Dear - Read by Mrs Lovett

Farm 123 - Read by Mrs Lovett

Noisy Farm - Read by Mrs McLaughlin

Your Best - Read by Mrs Bird

Daddy's Little Star - Read by Mrs Bird

The Big Side Mouthed Toad Frog - Read by Mr Norton

Whatever Next - Read by Mrs Sikora

I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words - Read by Mrs Barkworth

Where the Wild Things Are - Read by Mrs Mansouri

Farm Animals - Read by Mrs McLaughlin

Farm Concert - Read by Mrs McLaughlin

The Great Cat Conspiracy - Read by Miss Conway

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School - Read by Mrs Bird

Little Monkey - Read by Mrs Centeno