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All children receive a book to read at home. A reading record accompanies these reading books. This is for parents and children to communicate their engagement with the book and any difficulties they may have faced.


Children in the Early Years at Hallfield are given phonics based books to support their early decoding and application of phonic learning. As they move through Key Stage 1, children are provided with banded books that are appropriate to their age as well as their individual decoding and comprehension ability. Banded books are colour coded to reflect the level of difficulty. As they become more independent in applying their reading strategies, children can choose their own books with support from their teacher.


Children are always encouraged to choose texts that are appealing to them and which continue to provide some challenge to their reading ability.


In this page you will find our Reading Policy, books and website recommendations, news on forthcoming events related to reading and other resources such as workshop presentations or research from other educational organisations.

Reading Policy

Reading for Pleasure is at the heart of Hallfield

There is a great deal of research that shows the importance of reading for pleasure for children’s learning and future learning behaviours:

Research evidence on reading for pleasure, DfE, May 2012

Reading for pleasure website

Reading for pleasure research, National Literacy Trust

To support reading at home, parents, governors, teachers and reading volunteers have jointly created bookmarks for children

Reading Record Guidance for Parents

Along with the book marks to support you reading with your child at home, here is a guide to reading records and how they should be used alongside information about reading at home.

Bookshelf Quiz

Can you guess who these book shelves belong to;

Mr Sumner

Mr Thomsett

or Miss Dunnet?

Author Visit

John Dougherty, author of Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face books, visited Hallfield on 25th November.

He showed us how he gets his ideas for a story and how to plan a story.

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After our Author visit from John Dougherty, one of our Most Able writers created this wonderful book.

These people got caught reading...

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