Reading is an area that we are really passionate about here at Kingsley Community School.  Our aim is to develop eager confident readers who are familiar with a wide range of genres such as historical fiction, science fiction, mystery and adventure stories as well as non-fiction.  We wish to develop independent learning so feel that the teaching of reading is at the heart of this.


  • have the opportunity to read for pleasure.
  • have the ability to read aloud fluently and with expression
  • develop the ability to read for meaning
  • develop the skills required for the critical reading of texts
  • be encouraged to read a wide range of fiction, poetry and non-fiction materials
  • be taught using a range of strategies including- phonics cues, visual cues, contextual cues, grammatical cues
  • be encouraged to listen attentively
  • gain awareness of the close links between reading and writing activities


Book Week

Reading Ambassadors

Our school has Reading Ambassadors, who champion reading across all the year groups – they even went on a visit to showcase their skill and passion for reading.

Book Reviews

Our children have written some lovely reviews about the books they love the most – have a look and maybe give one of their recommendations a try!

Trip to Waterstones

The children enjoyed a trip to Waterstones where they were able to see and read new books while out and about in Liverpool.

Reading Cafe

We have opportunities for parents to come to the reading cafe to share the experience of reading and story time with their children.

Reading Corners

Each class has it’s own reading corner – even the KS2 corridor has it’s own reading den for children to relax and read in.