Reading at Garfield

Reading is very important at Garfield. We work hard to foster a life long love of reading. We want our pupils to read for pleasure and to learn the necessary skills in reading that will help them in everyday life and prepare them for secondary school and in the world of work. 

Garfield pupils have access to both their class library and a well-stocked school library. Pupils have daily opportunities to read and improve their reading skills.

This is done through lessons in phonics, guided reading and Literacy lessons. Pupils have regular access also to Bug Club (an on-line reading programme) and can read ‘real’ books and books and text via computers, Kindles and IPads.

Daily reading is seen as essential at Garfield. 

new1A guide on how to fill out your child’s reading diaries.

At Garfield, we expect pupils to read at home daily, and for parents or carers to add a date, comment or signature to show that children have read. 

Click here to see some examples of how you can comment in your child’s diary


 new2A guide on different ways on how to interest and read to your child.




new3What our expectations are at Garfield Primary on home reading.




new7A guide to our new Online reading site that you can use at home and school. 




new4Suggested reading books for your child in EYFS.




new5Suggested reading books for your child in KS1




Reading Lists For KS2Suggested reading books for your child in KS2


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