Christ The King RC Primary School

Reading

We see reading as an integral part of our school curriculum that impacts on all learning. We ensure that our children become confident, accomplished readers but we also support them in fostering a love of reading both during their school years and beyond.

To view our Reading Spine and see what your children will be reading over the school year, please click here.

Celebrating Reading at Christ the King

We have had a lot of opportunity to celebrate in our school lately, from drama productions and poetry workshops, to celebrating World Book Day across the school. You can find more information on the events that have taken place in our Reading Newsletter by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page. For now, here is a snapshot of some of the things we have been up to:

Class Authors

We want to share our passion for reading and so our teachers have been doing their homework! Each year group has chosen a fantastic and inspiring author to investigate and a book of theirs to read. 

Nursery - 'Honey for You, Honey for Me' by Michael Rosen

Reception - 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson

Year 1 - 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers

Year 2 - 'Ruby's Worry' by Tom Percival

Year 3 - 'Return of the Killer Cat' by Anne Fine

Year 4 - 'The Wizards of Once' by Cressida Cowell

Year 5 - 'Fox Tale' and 'War Game' by Michael Foreman

Year 6 - 'High Rise Mystery' by Sharna Jackson

Home - School Reading

Reading Every Day Goes a Very Long Way Display Poster


We see reading as an integral part of our school curriculum that impacts on all learning. We ensure that our children become confident, accomplished readers but we also support them in fostering a love of reading both during their school years and beyond.

In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, we follow a variety of reading schemes including:

Jelly and Bean, Rigby Star and Big Cat Phonics.

Each of the books in these schemes are graded into book bands. This means that we can select books from different reading schemes that are matched to the children’s phonic level. This allows them to apply and practice the phonemes they have been taught at a level that is appropriate yet challenging for them.

As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. When you help your child learn to read, you are opening the door to a world of books and learning. We ask that you read to your child or listen to them read for at least 10 minutes every day. Reading can be a wonderful, relaxing experience and can open up a whole new world for our children!

AB1-4: AB Starter Pack 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B | Our Books | Phase 2  Pink | Jelly and Bean

Are you a Reading Champion? 

Our reading champions are children who have shown great dedication to reading at home as well as in school.
Click here to read our Reading Newsletter and find out if it's you.

 Read Manchester’s Reading Map

You may remember the reading map developed for Years 5/6 with Transport for Greater Manchester last year.  It was based on the tram map and was designed to extend and expand children’s reading choices. 

Click here to download the Read Manchester Map

Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

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For telephone enquiries please ask for Mrs Potter.

contact@christtheking.manchester.sch.uk
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