Reading

Reading Curriculum

Being able to read is the golden key to success at school and in life. The ability to read provides motivation and builds self-confidence. Our vision is for all our children to develop a love of reading and become life-long readers through a fostered sense of reading.

"The school has made reading a high priority. It has selected a range of books and authors that reflect the diversity of pupils in the school. This helps pupils to feel well represented and included."

Ofsted, September 2023

"The school has made reading a high priority. It has selected a range of books and authors that reflect the diversity of pupils in the school. This helps pupils to feel well represented and included."

Ofsted, September 2023

Reading

Reading at Oswald Road

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Progression Document

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Text Mapping

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Subject Intent

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Phonics Progression

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Reading Progression

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Phonics Teaching

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Reading Information for Parents

Please click on the document below that applies to the level your child is reading at.

Wordless Books

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Reception & Key Stage 1

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Book Bands in Key Stage 2

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Free Readers in Key Stage 2

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More reading support and information for parents/carers.

Reading Strategies

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Reading Structure for Parents

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Useful links and resources

Children allocated ELS books will have access to them via Oxford Owl.

Children on book bands also have access to online books via Oxford Owl.

  • Oxford Owl
  • Oxford Owl Access
  • VIPERS Stems

The Oxford Owl free eBook Library contains a wide selection of books from across Oxford’s most popular series. The books are carefully levelled and progress in reading difficulty. Please see the next tab for access to Oxford Owl.

How does my child access the eBook Library?

  1. Go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk
  2. Click on the ‘Log in’ link (top right) to open the login form.
  3. Make sure the ‘Students’ tab is highlighted. Type in the class name and password that your child’s teacher has given your child, and click ‘Login’.

V.I.P.E.R.S (Vocabulary, Inference, Predict, Explain, Retrieve and Summarise/Sequence) is an acronym to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the UK’s reading curriculum. They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts. Please click here for the full guide with questions to support comprehension in Years 2-6.

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Curriculum Spotlight – Maths


For Spring 1 we have developed a Maths article to demonstrate what we’ve been up to. Please click below to view all the interesting work we’ve completed this term. Read full article

Safeguarding

Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment. For more information and resources, view our safeguarding page by clicking here.

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy

To contact our Safeguarding Team, please email d.wealleans@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk or a.clifton@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk

Our Safeguarding Page also features lots of useful resources on Online Safety, including information about the ‘Report Harmful Content’ button shown below.

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