Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

At the heart of the Community


Reading in School


We love reading at Holy Trinity! Not only is it such an important life skill but it's so much fun too. It  helps you to understand more about the world, takes you on adventures and even escape into a different universe.

Our aim is to instil a love of reading and help every pupil find authors and books that they love to read. Our libraries have huge collections of books which everyone can enjoy.  We listen to stories every day in school and share traditional tales, stories from the bible, myths and legends and poems in assembly.  

We like to share stories with each other and have Reading Buddies from Year 5 and Year 6 who share stories with children in KS1 and EYFS.  We love seeing our Year 6 children sharing their favourite picture book in nursery.    We also have a dedicated team of school librarians who work hard to maintain our beautiful school library and promote a love of reading through the Book Fair and World Book Day.


Reading at Home

Reading at home is vital and helps to improve fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.  We ask that parents read at home with their child every week. 

Each child will be given a book which is appropriate for their reading level and also a book to enjoy that they have chosen.

In KS1, children have a phonics phase book that they can use to practise their phonics skills.  When they are ready, they will also be given a colour band reading book to read at home.

In KS2, most of the children will no longer have a phonics phase book and will have moved onto a colour band reading book for reading practise.  They will also have access to their class library and the school library to choose a reading book they enjoy.

All of our colour band books can be accessed online at www.activelearnprimary.co.uk.

In school, we have access to a huge range of audio books through Sooper Books.  Please see below for more information.