Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School


Reading Intent



Here at Primrose Hill it is our intent to provide all our pupils with a high quality education in English that will give pupils the tools to speak, read and write fluently. By the time they leave our primary setting they will be able to communicate their ideas and emotions  confidently and effectively both orally and in written form. It is our intention that they will be able to read confidently in any curriculum subject when they access secondary education.

Teaching phonics systematically  is a high priority in Primrose Hill as it is the basis of early reading.  We intend to encourage all our pupils to read fiction and non-fiction texts widely.  This will enable them to learn more about themselves, the wider world and the broader curriculum.  We intend they will develop a love of reading and have a good knowledge about a range of authors . We believe through structured progressive lessons and exposure to carefully selected high quality texts they will develop their comprehension skills.


Owlcotes Elements

A Way With Words

During their time at Primrose Hill,  pupils are offered a  range of opportunities to foster a love of words, broaden their vocabulary and support their communication skills. 

Our youngest children will take part in author and poet workshops as part of Focus Weeks and our annual Literature Festival. Y2 pupils  see a live pantomine and our Y3 pupils will take part in a Spelling Bee competition held across our Multi Academy Trust. Year 4 pupils will aim to get their writing published in a book.  Our oldest children take part in the Owlcotes Book Awards which involves them reading a collection of diverse high quality fiction.  Y6 children take part in a  Multi Academy Trust  debating competition which culminates in a local event at Pudsey Civic Hall. 

Reading Progression at Primrose Hill

Class readers per year group