Reading at Ambleside CE Primary School 

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” (Joseph Addison)

Ambleside's Reading Intent, Implementation and Impact

At Ambleside CE Primary School we use Anima Phonics (a validated SSP programme) to teach reading and spelling from Nursery to Year 2.

We have perfectly aligned decodable reading books that the children receive to enjoy and reread at home and in school.  We make a record of our reading using the Boom Reader app.

In Key Stage 2 we use Accelerated Reader to generate our reading range. We set our personalised word count targets too for an extra challenge. We complete quizzes after each book to assess our reading comprehension.

We are lucky to have two libraries in school as well as a weekly visit to our village library.

We love our daily storytime in class and opportunities to paired read in other classes.

Below are two helpful guides for Parents. 

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