Reading AT COPPICE VALLEY

We believe reading is the key to unlocking potential and a world of learning. You will find our libraries  full of exciting books and a dedicated teaching staff committed to putting reading at the heart of all the subjects we learn. We make sure we read to our classes, from Reception to Year 6, each and every day. 

To teach phonics, we use Pearson Phonics Bug Scheme from Reception to Year 2. We continue teaching phonics through spelling lessons in Key Stage 2.

Reading with the children at Little Explorers' Nursery
Reading with the children at Little Explorers' Nursery

Reading for pleasure is an important part of every day at Coppice Valley. We provide a range of opportunities and materials to suit all children. For example, we read with footballers from Harrogate Town, visit the local nursery to read to the children as well as reading with our book buddies in school.

Celebrating World Book Day
Celebrating World Book Day

Our Schemes for Phonics and Reading

We have a fantastic phonics scheme in school called Phonics Bug, which is part of the Pearson Bug Club Reading scheme which we also use in Key Stage 1. 

Reading group with Harrogate Town Football Club education team
Reading group with Harrogate Town Football Club education team

Reading at Home

15 minutes a day reading with your child = 1 million words heard a year! Having your child read out loud to you, gives you the chance to expand their vocabulary by explaining the meaning of new words to them.