Reading is at the heart of our curriculum at Weston, and we strive to raise the number of children who leave our school with this basic right. We recognise that reading is an important life skill, but we also wish our children to leave the school with a love of reading that will stay with them for life.

Within class, children will read regularly, including through guided reading sessions, where the children build up their decoding, retrieving and inference skills, amongst others. During these sessions, we use Reading Vipers to teach the fundamental reading comprehension skills. For more information, click the link below. The children are given opportunities to read regularly throughout the school week. They are read to every day by their teachers, with story time being given a daily place in the weekly timetables. 

For more information on Early Reading, please visit our phonics tab.


Reading Overview and Progression

Whole Class Reading - Reading Vipers

Whole Class Guided Reading Overview


Our lead for reading is Mr Kelly.



Reading For Pleasure 

As well as guided reading and shared reading sessions, we make time for everyone, including staff, to relax and enjoy a book. We aim to develop reading for pleasure through providing exciting, varied class and school libraries, using reading buddies, drop everything and read time, book fairs and other enrichment activities.  

School Library

This year, we have developed our school libraries for both Key Stage 1 & 2. These areas now provide a greater range of books for the children to read and we have plans to expand the selection throughout the year. This year we are going to be nominating School Librarians who will look after the library and support children in choosing new books to read and checking them in and out with the help of our school librarian Mrs Hughes & Mrs Percival. 

Reading At Home

Reading at home is important to each child’s progression, and if you click on the links below you will find some handy guides to support reading at home.

Support for Early Reading

How a Child Learns to Read

Parent’s Guide to Reading


Useful Links: 

Book Trust - recommendations for children's books to read




Books For Topics - find books linked to the topics taught across our curriuclum




Halton Libraries - information about where the libraries are located in Halton




Files to Download

Contact Us

Telephone: 01928 574544


Headteacher: Helen Pitt

Weston Primary School,

Lambsickle Lane, Runcorn,

Cheshire WA7 4RA

SENCO: Laura Simpson