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English Martyrs Primary School

"As part of God's family we grow together, respect each otherand challenge ourselves to be the best that we can be."

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Reading at Home

Reading at Home

Reading at Home

We expect our pupils to read at home at least three times a week, whether they are independent readers or reading with an adult and developing their fluency and blending and segmenting skills. 


We love to hear that our pupils are becoming confident readers and enjoying a range of books from home, the library or book shops. We are proud to have such as diverse and rich school library filled with fiction and non fiction texts which appeal to all ages.


Pupils in Early Years and Key Stage 1 bring home a Reading for Pleasure library book as well as their school reading book and this will help to build up their love of reading. Sharing a story with an adult is priceless and children benefit so much from those precious moments of having a story read to them. 


Tips and Advice for reading at home with children


Our Key Stage 2 pupils, choose their own library texts as free readers or alongside their banded reading book. In addition, we have a school Virtual Library that offers a range of texts that you can access from home. It offers a great selection of books which you may not have tried before.


You can find our Virtual Library below


Ten a Term

Each term we send home our recommended "Ten a Term" books for each year group, these are a range of titles for each year group which parents may wish to purchase or access from Urmston Library. 

These are specially chosen with our children in mind and we hope they are useful for you as you begin to think about birthday and Christmas presents for the children. Please see our Autumn Ten a Term Books below


Urmston Library

We are lucky enough to be a short walk away from Urmston Library and we hope you are able to visit as much as possible, the opening times are below. We will be resuming our school visits to the library this year and look forward to these visits to help grow the children's love of reading even further! Remember the library is a fantastic, free, community resource and all children can be members!


DayOpening hours
Monday10am - 5pm
Tuesday10am - 7pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 4pm