Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

English - Reading and Phonics

Our English curriculum combines the National Curriculum with our whole-school termly topics.


Reading allows our pupils to access the world. We value reading skills greatly at Copmanthorpe and embed reading within everything we do. 


  • Develop an intrinsic love of reading, through engaging with a wide range of different types of material, including challenging and substantial texts.
  • Ensure that children read independently, fluently and with good understanding for both pleasure and academic success.
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.


Our approach

Throughout each term, we immerse children in our whole-school topics through reading a wide range of texts. In addition, we have both small, guided reading groups and whole-class reading sessions to develop skills such as fluency, retrieval, inference, prediction and to broaden vocabulary.


Reading offer 

Early Reading Journey

Phonics at Copmanthorpe

Reading scheme

Phonics Organiser