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Sandown School


At Sandown School, reading is a top priority and is a key driver for our curriculum. Therefore, we have a Reading leadership team comprised of the English/ Phonics Lead, AR/ Reading Lead, Curriculum Lead (Deputy Head teacher), Writing Leader, English Governor and teaching assistants from across the school.

It is our intention to ensure that by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education.

We therefore intend to encourage all pupils to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop: knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live; to establish an appreciation and love of reading; to gain knowledge across the curriculum; and develop their comprehension skills. We are committed to providing vocabulary rich reading material and learning environments.



 Roald Dahl Day 2023

Am amazing day! The day started with our termly reading prize draw and storytelling from the staff. Throughout the day children wrote, told and illustrated their own stories and revolting rhymes before being treated to storytelling sessions around the school by different teachers. 

Roald Dahl Day


Comprehension KnowledgeWord reading KnowledgeReading progression 

Find out about our Early Reading and Phonics progression here

Reading for Pleasure at Home

Reading (ID 1015)

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