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Matching Green C of E (VC) Primary School


"The more you read, the more you know, the more you know, the more places you will go!" Dr Seuss


At Matching Green Primary School we do not follow one set reading scheme, we encourage the children to read from a variety.  This provides them with the opportunity to read a broad range of texts and genres and fosters a pleasure for reading.  All children are encouraged to have one fiction book and one non-fiction book.  Children are required to read their book 3 times before they exchange it for a new one (this is only until the children reach brown stage).  Children are supported when choosing a book, to ensure that they have chosen from the correct stage and have chosen something appropriate.  


Details of the different reading stages, more information about the 'three reads' and how you can help at home can be found in the document below 'Reading at Matching Green C of E Primary School.'


Below are some of the reading schemes that are used from EYFS up to Year 6:

  • Bug Club
  • Usborne First and Young Readers
  • Reading with Phonics
  • Oxford Reading Tree (including Fireflies, Songbirds, Glow Worms and Snapdragons)
  • Puffin
  • Sunshine Spirals
  • Ladybird - Read it Yourself
  • Nelson Cengage Learning - PM
  • Wayland Start Reading
  • Walker Books
  • Pearson Longman - Four Corners
  • Ginn Reading


Library Bus

Children at Matching Green Primary School attend the local Essex Library Bus once a fortnight, it pulls up just outside our school gates and all children are encouraged to choose a book.  The children then share this book in school with their peers or with children from different classes. 



The children have the opportunity to choose from a broad range of books which they can take outside to read during playtime, it is a great opportunity to sit quietly and enjoy a book if you're not too keen on running around!