St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

"All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk."  Lemony Snicket

At St Pius X, reading is at the heart of everything we do. We know that to be the best we can be, we need to be the best readers we can be! We do this in lots of ways...

Reading at Home

Here are the type of questions you could ask your child about their book. It will give them a greater understanding of what they are reading. It would be useful if you could comment in their reading record which questions you have asked and if they were able to reply. Click here for more information.

Throughout the school we use 'book banding'.  This allows us to use many different schemes as well as texts from new and old, exciting and relevant authors, ensuring that your child experiences a vast wealth of authors and genres.  In doing this we provide enjoyment, cross curricular learning as well as learning the skills of reading.

Book banding also allows children to control their own reading targets as they strive to reach the next colour band and unlock a whole new library of richer texts.