Support reading at home

Free on-line resources

Books for Keeps is a children's magazine with reviews of books and information about authors.

Lovereading4kids is a free online service that offers recommendations of children's books.

Oxford University Press Children's Books is a useful starting point to view a wide range of titles.

First News is a newspaper designed for young people.  As a school we subscribe to it and receive copies and resources each week.  This section has tips for parents.

Reading at NBP

We expect everyone to read at least 5 times each week at home.  The is our Reading Challenge to everyone.  We keep parents updated with this through the weekly newsletter.  Teachers have incentives and treats for pupils who read a lot or improve their reading rapidly.

We build in lots of opportunities to read during the school day, including:

  • Guided Reading lessons
  • Reading in English lessons
  • Reading in Maths lessons
  • Reading in Science, Art, History, Geography, Music, RE, PSHE, Computing, PE...
  • Outdoor reading at break and lunchtime
  • Reading in the library

Teaching phonics, spelling and developing vocabulary are also threaded through the curriculum, which support reading and writing.

Librarians and buddy readers help everyone to be a better reader.