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Priestmead Primary School & Nursery

Moving Onwards and Upwards Together

Reading At Priestmead

​At Priestmead Primary School, we are always striving to promote reading for pleasure. Thanks to Park High School students as well as the Priestmead team, our library is the perfect place to dive into a book. Overall, our aim is to develop our students into able readers who have the skills they need to read independently by the time they leave us and who read books because they love to! If we can achieve that, we know we’ll have made a holistic difference to their life-long learning.

Destination Reader

We are very excited about ‘Destination Reader,’ our new approach to teaching reading.

The approach promotes collaborating and making talk a central part of learning! Destination Reader enables all children to access real books of a high quality that are engaging and exciting while, deepening their understanding by unpicking extracts together. Its main focus is on the key reading strategies: inferring, predicating, summarising, evaluating, making links/connections and questioning which support comprehension skills.

Our aim at Priestmead is to foster and embed a LOVE for reading! Children do lots of reading and talking through their ideas (using sentence stems) about the extract with their reading partners and love the opportunity to explore vocabulary, build on and challenge each other ideas- creating a well-rounded understanding of the text.


Take a look at our Destination Reader Skills and Learning Stems -you can use these at home too.



Find free eBooks online on oxford Owl- tailor them to your age book type and book band! https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

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Suggested books for children, advice on how to read with your child, book lists, fun games, competitions to win free books, Children's Book Club etc.


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Sign up for a free account and answer comprehension based questions. https://readtheory.org/ 

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