Reading at Somerville


At Somerville we are a reading school, where all children and adults read for pleasure and can share in the joy of books. All classrooms have a reading corner with a wide selection of books, and the children are free to borrow and change these books as often as they please. Our school library is currently being developed to house beautiful new books and a cataloguing system which will allow our children to take ownership of their reading experience. 


We follow the Oxford Reading Tree, Project X Code and Rigby Star schemes which also allow all children to access books to take home at an appropriate level for them. These books are to be read aloud to family and quietly to themselves. We encourage all family members to comment on reading through the use of home reading journals/planners.  Each child also has a weekly session of guided reading to develop specific skills.