At Oxford Gardens Primary School, our aim is to support children to becoming lifelong readers.  We recognise the importance of reading in developing independent learners, who are able to achieve in all areas of the curriculum.  We want our pupils to enjoy reading and to feel supported and successful in their journey towards reading.

Phonics is taught using the Read Write Inc scheme and when children are ready, they progress onto Guided Reading. For more information on these approaches, please see our Reading policy.

Reading at Home

As a parent, the most important thing that you can do to support your child’s education at home, is to read with them regularly.  Please see the recent parents’ phonics workshop below for more information about how we teach early reading and ideas to support your children at home.

In EYFS and KS1, your child will be sent home with books that match their phonics ability.  When they are ready to, your child will then be able to take other books home from the book corners in their classrooms. These are colour coded in order to guide your child towards choosing a book that they will be able to read independently.

All children have a weekly Library session, where they are able to choose a book to take home.

We also have the Little Book Hut, where children can choose a book from to keep at home.

Click here for a special Report on our Reading Cafe May 22

Phonics and Reading Policy

Kensington and Chelsea Online Reading Material


We would like to share with you the incredible Kensington and Chelsea Library app which will allow you to borrow books from the library virtually. The video and links below will show you everything that you need to do to get books into your homes without having to leave the house. All you need to do is register with Kensington and Chelsea Library if you haven’t already done so and download the cloudLibrary app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, NOOK Storefront or install the PC or Mac Cloud Library apps.


Click here to see our Video tutorial produced by Ms Clare.


Books can be read—or listened to—on personal devices using the app, such as iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Nook, Kindle Fire, PC, and Mac OS.


The links that you will need:

Kensington and Chelsea Library registration link:$N/ILSWS_DEFAULT/true 


E-Book online Yourlibrarycloud link:


If you prefer reading paperback books rather than using e-readers, the library also offers a click and collect service, just follow the link below:

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