Manorfield Primary School


Reading Guidance


We believe that every child should leave Manorfield Primary School being able to read.

To achieve this, we must ensure that all children reach age-related expectations not just at the end of every year, but at the end of every term.

Any child who does not meet age-related expectations at any point, must make accelerated progress in order to ‘catch up’.


How we teach reading


From Nursery to the end of Year 2, we teach phonics on a daily basis.


Reception to Year 2:

Shared Reading

Nursery & Reception

Year 1

Year 2 – 6

Principles of shared reading

Teaching sequence for shared reading

Guided Reading


Reception – Year 1

Year 2 – Year 6

General principles of guided reading

Teaching sequence for guided reading

Other reading in the classroom