Here at Gorton Primary School we love to read! To help encourage our pupils we have set reading challenges. Every week we have set a reading challenge such as read with a teddy bear, or read at the beach. Check out some of our fabulous pictures below- even the teachers are involved!

Reading Newsletters

To keep up to date on all of our reading challenges and fun, check out our half termly Reading Newsletter below.



School Library

Here at Gorton Primary School we recently purchased a brand new jungle themed library. We are very proud of our library and are now keen to fill it with even more books, which we will be doing over the next academic year. We have a range of beautiful fiction and non-fiction books, comics, magazines and poetry as well as books from different cultures and bi-lingual books. We also have the opportunity to listen to stories in the library read by our teachers and also read digital stories through our kindles. Every class have the opportunity to read books from the school library.

Year 1 Reading Buddies

All of our Year 1 pupils love to read books, but some of our new toys have struggled with their reading so we have given all of our Year 1 pupils a reading buddy to read to every day. Some of our pupils have been busy reading to their buddies at home.

Individual Reading

At least once a week your child will be listened to read by the Class Teacher or Teaching Assistant. We have a range of Fiction and Non-Fiction books which the children choose. The children will be asked questions to check their understanding of the book. We like to write comments in the children’s reading records and we encourage parents to write comments in these books when they have heard their child read too. Reading books are only changed when we think the child fully understands the book they are reading, We use a range of reading schemes to support individual Reading such as:

  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Bug Club
  • Phonics Bug

Guided Reading

As well as individual reading at least once a week, Teachers also listen to children read during Guided Reading. These are 30 minute daily Guided Reading sessions where the children read a range of books, both Fiction and Non Fiction to their Class Teacher. The children complete a range of activities during their daily Guided Reading sessions, and spend 1 session a week reading with the Class Teacher. We have a range of Reading schemes for Guided Reading to try to offer our children a breadth of Reading material. For Guided Reading we use:

  • Bug Club
  • Collins Big Cats

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