We endeavour to foster a deep and meaningful love of reading within the children at Ormiston Meadows Academy, and it is for this reason that it is central to our curriculum.
Not only is reading seen as an immensely powerful tool – igniting children’s imagination and creativity, but it also provides them with purposeful and practical knowledge for their futures. To that end, we want every child to leave Ormiston Meadows Academy as fluent readers that have had the opportunities to explore a wide range of text types.
With the recent introduction of a brand new library space, every child has access to a multitude of modern texts, as well as classic novels, that they will be encouraged to spend time with as part of their weekly timetable. Reading for pleasure is actively encouraged at Ormiston Meadows – a message that extends out of the school walls, as we hope that children will gain confidence expressing their love of reading at home.
By keeping reading at the core of our curriculum, we also hope to raise the levels of vocabulary within school, and by doing so, support children in their lifelong prospects.
Lexia is an interactive learning tool which encourages the development of oral language, reading, spelling and writing skills for all our pupils through the use of personalised activities. The programme allows pupils to work at their own pace with the support of their class teacher. Pupils can log into Lexia here
Boom Reader is our digital reading records tool for Years 1 to 6. Parents can download the app here. A quick guide to set up can be found below:
Useful information on how to build your child’s vocabulary at home can be found here
We focus on a new text each half term to support our pupils learning.
On Sudden Hill
|Oh No George!|
Percy Park Keeper
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
Splash Anna Hibiscus
The Leopards Drum
|What The Ladybird Heard|
The Train Ride
|1||One Night Far From Here||I Want My Hat Back||The Secret Sky Garden||The Fox And The Star||The Lonely Beast||The Dark|
|2||Rapunzel||Leaf||Claude In The City||Moth||The Storm Whale||The Secret Of Black Rock|
|3||Wolves||Tales Of Wisdom And Wonder||I Was A Rat!||The Iron Man||Ug- Boy Genius Of The Stone Age||The Pebble In My Pocket|
|4||Into The Forest||The Boy At The Back Of The Class||Hot Like Fire And Other Poems||The Ice Bear||Arthur And The Golden Rope||Oliver And The Seawigs|
|5||Floodlands||King Of The Sky||The London Eye Mystery||Street Child||Clockwork||The Last Wild|
|6||Skellig||Wonder||Journey To The River Sea||Alex Rider – Stormbreaker||The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas||Pig Heart Boy|