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Home Reading

Children at St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School are given phonetically decodable books which are linked and matched to their stage of acquisition of sounds. This is a book taken directly from the Read, Write Inc Scheme which is read in class and then taken home to consolidate learning.

In addition to the phonetically decodable book matched to ability mentioned above, children also take another book home to read.  This is a ‘sharing’ book to share at home.

Children also have access to the Oxford Owl portal where they can read their RWI book or choose other books to read for enjoyment.


Once children become fluent speedy readers and they have completed the Read Write Inc programme, they will move on to banded Reading books. These are chosen from a selection of schemes including Bug Club, Rigby Star, Oxford Reading Tree, Treetops and Lighthouse.

To further develop Reading all children in the Reception Class become members of the Library in Stone and visit on a weekly basis to partake in story time. Each child selects a book to take home and share with their family. The children in the rest of the school have the opportunity to visit the school library or the class reading area on a weekly basis to select a book to read by themselves or to take home and share with their family.