Reading in school

The children having a guided reading session daily. In these sessions, we explore a text linked to our unit throuh a shared read; we practice our reading comprehension skills (VIPERS) in small groups and we read for pleasure. Children have the opportunity to change their reading book on Friday in the read for pleasure session, but are able to change their book through the week if necessary. 

The children also have a 30 minute Reading Plus session on the IPads every morning. This supports their fluency and their comprehension whilst rewarding them for their accuracy and speed. The chilldren can access their Reading Plus account at home: follow the link on the Useful Links tab. 


Reading at home 

Children are encouraged to read 5 times a week at home and to bring their reading diary to school every day. It is veryimportant that the children try to read as often as possible to support their fluency. We celebrate children who read 5 times a week with a hot chocolate on Friday.


Our class novel 

'The book centers on an unlucky teenage boy named Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile corrections facility in a desert in Texas, after being falsely accused of theft. The plot explores the history of the area and how the actions of several characters in the past have affected Stanley's life in the present. These interconnecting stories touch on themes such as racism, homelessness, illiteracy, and arranged marriage.'

Contact the School

J H Godwin Primary School

Melbourne Road
Headteacher: Mrs Nic Wetton

Main Contact: If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please ring and speak to Mrs S Jefferson or Mrs K Bickerton in the office

Tel: 01244 259 666

SEN Contact: Mrs E Cornish SENDCO - via

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