Reading at Heathcote Primary

Reading in EYFS, KS1 and KS2
There are many schemes of reading on the market and after careful consideration we felt that limiting the school to one scheme narrowed our children's experience of reading. Although individual schemes are of high quality and provide a range of text types, they can also mean the children get used to certain characters and therefore when they are faced with a similar level book but introducing new characters it can hit their confidence. 
Instead we went to Peters Books, an incredibly experienced book seller focussed on providing books to schools with a huge range of books from all educational suppliers. They "band" all of the books from all schemes, using a universal "banding" system to ensure the books we have match the challenge and need our children require, and have provided the school with a fantastic variety of texts to provide our children with rich and varied reading material.