Reading is at the heart of our curriculum at Weston, and we strive to raise the number of children who leave our school with this basic right. We recognise that reading is an important life skill, but we also wish our children to leave the school with a love of reading that will stay with them for life.

Within class, children will read regularly, including through guided reading sessions, where the children build up their decoding, retrieving and inference skills, amongst others. The children are given opportunities to read regularly throughout the school week. 

Reading Progression in Skills

Speaking & Listening Progression in Skills


Our lead for reading is Mr Kelly.

To view how we plan to develop reading over the next 2 academic years, please downlaod the Reading Action Plan from the file list at the bottom of this page.  


Reading For Pleasure 

As well as guided reading and shared reading sessions, we make time for everyone, including staff, to relax and enjoy a book every Friday afternoon during our Drop Everything & Read time. This is something we trialled last year and because everyone thoroughly enjoyed it we decided to make it a regular part of our school timetable. In addition, we have recently trialled out a Reading Buddy system between Year 2 and Year 4, which has been extremely successful in creating a stimulating and supportive environment for reading. We are hoping to roll this out across other year groups later in the year. 

Reading Eggs

To develop the children’s early reading skills, we use Reading Eggs which is an online, interactive tool which develops phonemic awareness, decoding skills and fluency. As the children progress through the program at a level suited to their needs, it builds in comprehension skills and develops vocabulary also. When the children have finished the program around Year 2, they move onto Reading Eggspress which focuses more on various comprehension skills such as inference, deduction, predicting and summarising. For more information on Reading Eggs, click here

School Library

This year, we have developed our school libraries for both Key Stage 1 & 2. These areas now provide a greater range of books for the children to read and we have plans to expand the selection throughout the year. This year we are going to be nominating School Librarians who will look after the library and support children in choosing new books to read and checking them in and out with the help of our school librarian Mrs Hughes. 

Reading At Home

Reading at home is important to each child’s progression, and if you click on the links below you will find some handy guides to support reading at home.

Support for Early Reading

How a Child Learns to Read

Parent’s Guide to Reading


Useful Links: 

Book Trust - recommendations for children's books to read




Books For Topics - find books linked to the topics taught across our curriuclum




Halton Libraries - information about where the libraries are located in Halton




Files to Download

Contact Us

Telephone: 01928 574544


Headteacher: Ros Atkins

Weston Primary School,

Lambsickle Lane, Runcorn,

Cheshire WA7 4RA

SENCO: Laura Simpson