At Talbot Primary we are passionate about reading. We believe that every child is a reader and that phonics is the bedrock of being a fluent, engaged and accurate reader. As such, synthetic phonics is taught systematically throughout Early Years and Key Stage One, to ensure that children have the tools to read and decode words, enabling them to access and enjoy the wealth of books on offer. Children enjoy daily guided reading sessions throughout Key Stage One and Two, and love to discuss the books that they have read. With two newly refurbished libraries, run by our Key Stage Two librarians, children have access to a wide range of stimulating resources. We promote reading throughout the year with a range of exciting activities and challenges including our annual book week.

    Reading scheme

    Click here to learn about Talbot's reading scheme.


    Guided Reading, and developing a love of reading

    This presentation outlines how school teaches guided reading, and it contains suggestions for parents and carers about how they can support their children at home. 


    Bug Club

    Bug Club is an online reading scheme that is funded by the PTA. All pupils have home access to this resource, which is especially helpful for developing comprehension skills.


    World Book Week

    Talbot Primary School endeavors to establish a love of reading from a young age by celebrating books. This can be through show case events like dressing up for World Book Day (opposite), the daily teaching of guided reading and phonics, investing in new library facilities for KS1 and KS2 and continually replenishing the range of books we hold in school.