Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Our Reading Scheme

Reading scheme- Reading Planet


We are in the process of updating our reading scheme and will update this page as soon as it is in place.


In school we use a variety of method to teach reading, including shared, group, guided, independent, phonics and being read to. We find that a varied approach is the best way to ensure that child stay engaged in a love of reading and books. We provide many opportunities throughout the day to read, including outdoors by way of our new Literacy summer house and reading chair. Our library  is well stocked and utilised and our classes and corridors are full of books.


When children read using a scheme before they become free readers they will read from the Oxford reading tree, rapid readers or hi low schemes. These are progressive an enable children to become fluent. We have recently moved on from using the Bug Club scheme as we found this was not as successful as we had hoped, we are about to launch Reading Planet.