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Reading at Grove

We love reading!


Our children begin their journey towards reading using the phonics scheme "Read Write Inc". Click the logo above to find out more about how to support your child at home. As our pupils become more fluent and confident in their phonics knowledge, we move on to using the Oxford Reading Tree levelled books, which provide high quality, exciting and engaging texts at just the right level to encourage and challenge. You can find out more by clicking the Reading Tree logo above.

All our children also bring home a free choice of book from the class or school library to share with parents and encourage reading for pleasure.



We regularly invite authors into school in person or through online talks. This year we have met the author and illustrator of the new Mr Men and Little Miss series, picture-book and fantasy writer Anna Kemp, graphic novelist John Patrick Green and local writer Robin Bennett.


Book Recommendations

Branching Out recommendations based on books you already enjoy

Stuck with a particular author? Click here for ideas of similar books.

Read book reviews for children, write your own and apply for free, real books posted to you to review!

Looking for book recommendations for each year group? Click here.

Visit Love Reading 4 Kids for recommendations, extracts of first chapters, and 25% of the cover price of any books you buy donated back to improve our school library.


Reading Online

There are lots of fantastic apps and websites that can help you practise your reading at home for free. Teach Your Monster to Read is free to access through their website (your username is your first name) or you can choose to buy the app. Once you are fluent in phonics, the next stage, "Reading Is Fun", takes you through a town filled with books to read.

Willow Class 2023/

New starter children

Maple Class 2023Sycamore Class 2023Chestnut Class 2023


Read Along by Google
Android/ Google phones can download this free at or you can play online at .
This app will listen to your child read out loud and help them if they get stuck.

Libby is another brilliant free app available if

you have registered for a library card (click here!

You can download children's books, audio books

and magazines to a phone, tablet or computer and

best of all, there are no late fees.



Do you want some stories to listen to at home? Why not click on the links in the virtual library below, or make a free account at Oxford Owl to read ebooks at home matched to our school levels.



Why not listen to or read some of these electronic stories from Sooper Books?

Click the book you want listen to or read - you'll then be sent to the book page. We have a school login that you can use for free:


Password: sooperBOOKS2022!


Enjoy your reading!