We use a variety of reading schemes at Edward the Elder Primary School. A reading scheme is a structured and levelled set of books written specifically to ensure that your child can take steady and progressive steps towards reading success.  At Edward the Elder we are also mindful of the need to support wider reading and reading for pleasure. Therefore we dedicate time within the timetable for regular guided reading sessions. In addition, we encourage children to read at home frequently, and provide a diary for home/school communication.

Early reading begins with a range of early picture books and pupils take home sounds books. Pupils begin guided reading in Reception when appropriate. All pupils take home books each time to develop wider reading skills.  Pupils in Y2-6 are expected to complete a journal about their books after reading them. Details of the expectations of these journals are glued into the front of the pupil books as guidance for pupils and their families. These journal activities also help to develop a wide range of reading skills. Whole Class Reading sessions are designed to enable pupils to practise written comprehension skills.
We have a school library and a Book Fair is held every term. Parents are invited to join their children to browse the books on offer and help make choices. In the Spring Term we celebrate World Book Day.

 KS2 Question Starters

Click on the link below for Key Stage 2 recommended reading list.

 KS2 Recommended Reading List

Click on the link below for a year 6 extract with examples of different question types.

Year 6 Extract and Questions

January 2022

For information about our 'Reading Passport' CLICK HERE


Here are photos from our first reading focus - visiting Wednesfield library.



February 2022

Our 2nd Focus of the Fortnight was for the children to create a reading den and read a book by an author they'd not read before. We have been blown away by the efforts the children have gone to and have loved hearing about how much the children are loving to read!



Author Visit - Rebecca Tonks

October 2021

Year 4, 5 and 6 were lucky enough to spend the day with local author and illustrator Rebecca Tonks.

The children began their day listening to the story Icky Sticky and taking part in a Q&A. Lots of sensible and inquisitive questions!

Some of our children have purchased a signed copy of Rebecca Tonk's book Icky Sticky. They can't wait to take it home and read it all over again!


World Book Day 2021

During this years World Book Day celebrations children enjoyed reading their favourite books while wearing their pyjamas!




Click on the boxes for a selection of photos from the day. 


March 2020

All of Team Edwards wore their pyjamas and were excited for the children to see the den they had created for World Book Day! 

Children also came to school in their pj's and were able to spend time listening to and reading stories in the den - it felt like a giant sleepover!


Throughout the day children enjoyed sharing a book with their friends.



A special World Book Day Menu too!


February 2020

We held a competition to design a new front cover.

There were lots of fantastic entries and the winners were able to choose a book from the Book Fair as their prize.

November 2019

Wow! Here are examples of our amazing 'Reading Together' entries. Thank you to families for participating in this brand new event! Winners have now been chosen and will have the opportunity to visit our Book Fair this week to choose a book as their prize. Well done everyone and thank you!



November 2019

A big thank you to families who have supported our book fair. We have taken around £500. and we can't wait to see how much commission we've earned! Well done to our winners of 'Reading Together' winners.