Reading Support

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

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.

RBog Baby
On Sudden Hill
Oh No George!
Owl Babies
Percy Park Keeper
Biscuit Bear
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
Handa’s Surprise
Splash Anna Hibiscus
The Leopards Drum
What The Ladybird Heard
Yucky Worms
Naughty Bus
The Train Ride
1One Night Far From HereI Want My Hat BackThe Secret Sky GardenThe Fox And The StarThe Lonely BeastThe Dark
2RapunzelLeafClaude In The CityMothThe Storm WhaleThe Secret Of Black Rock
3WolvesTales Of Wisdom And WonderI Was A Rat!The Iron ManUg- Boy Genius Of The Stone AgeThe Pebble In My Pocket
4Into The ForestThe Boy At The Back Of The ClassHot Like Fire And Other PoemsThe Ice BearArthur And The Golden RopeOliver And The Seawigs
5FloodlandsKing Of The SkyThe London Eye MysteryStreet ChildClockworkThe Last Wild
6SkelligWonderJourney To The River SeaAlex Rider – StormbreakerThe Boy In The Striped PyjamasPig Heart Boy