Reading at Westende Junior School is taught using a range of approaches that provide an array of opportunities to develop a love of reading that we hope will stay with our pupils for life. Reading empowers children to succeed in other curriculum areas as this positively impacts their ability to speak articulately and write at a high level. Our pupils are encouraged to read widely and often, for both pleasure and information; through exposure to high-quality literature, pupils have the opportunity to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Through a whole-class reading approach children are immersed in high-quality literature, discussions and reasoning to develop fluency, comprehension and vocabulary; our children leave primary school as fluent, life-long readers with good understanding.

Helpful Links For Reading At Home                                                                                                                                           


Wokingham Library

  • Physical resources including books, videos and magazines
  • On-line resources including e-books and audio books
  • Keep an eye out for author visits or special event days 


Reading Library


Oxford Owl


Children’s National Literacy Website

This non-profit organization is dedicated to improving and promoting children’s literacy in child care and home settings. Helpful materials on the National Children’s Literacy Website include general literacy tips, advice on teaching children to read, educational activities, story time tips, and links to additional resources.



This site publishes a new audio story each week. Storynory offers both classic stories and original tales that have been adapted from stories around the world.


Books For Topics

This website helps you find books for topics, year groups or key stages.


Other Ideas:

Storycubes – dice with pictures that you can use to tell a story verbally.




Click Here For Our Curriculum – Reading