“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin.    “Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” – Lena Dunham

We are very excited about our reading scheme across the school.  The books will be matched to their reading level, based on pre-assessments, and will match the sounds they are learning in phonics in Reception and KS1.  The books will also be available online - for more details please see the documentation below.

Most importantly don't forget to read with your children regularly it really does make a massive difference!

We want children to love reading and therefore we have also included a list of books across different genres that we believe children will enjoy!  Please see list below.  

English Curriculum at Quainton Intent, Implementation and Impact

Progression in Reading Skills

 Reading Scheme documentation



The benefits of reading are well documented. Research carried out by the National Literacy Trust suggests that children and young people who:

  • read daily are four times more likely to read above the level expected for their age compared with their peers who don’t read daily,
  • have good reading skills are four times as likely to have good financial skills than their peers who have poor reading skills,
  • are the most engaged with literacy are three times more likely to have higher levels of mental wellbeing than children who are the least engaged.