Main Road, Crick, Northampton, NN6 7TU



At Crick we want the children to love to read. Therefore we have a variety of phonics based reading books to get children started in their journey which are used from Reception. Once the children have built up a repertoire of sounds children move onto choosing a banded book, appropriate to their reading level. These include books from; Oxford Reading Tree, Treetops, Story world, Read Write Inc. and Project X. Children progress through the stages as their reading develops.


Once the children have completed the book banded books, the children will become free readers (at the discretion of the class teacher). Guided by the class teacher, the children then can choose their own reading book from the library. All children across the school have a reading record book. This is for you to record the reading your child completes at home.


As a school we promote reading for pleasure and aim to inspire a lifelong love of reading. Therefore we strongly encourage parents to help children understand what they are reading by asking them questions about their book, before, during and after reading.

Please use the comprehension bookmarks below to help with this questioning.

KS1 bookmark.

KS2 bookmark.