Hindley Junior & Infant School
Argyle Street, Hindley. WN2 3PN Tel. 01942 255339 Email. enquiries@admin.hindley.wigan.sch.uk


At Hindley Junior & Infant School, we are passionate about helping children develop a love of reading.

To help parents find age appropriate reading books, that can be loaned from a library or bought from a shop, we have put together a recommended reading list for each year that parents can select books from.



Reading Offer
Class Novels
Reading Offer

“We have an obligation to read aloud to our children…to do the voices, to make it interesting, and not to stop reading to them because they learn to read themselves.”

Everyone at Hindley J&I understands that reading is a life skill and is the bedrock for learning new knowledge. It enables children to become independent learners, and broadens their experiences and horizons. We want to develop a lifelong love for reading in all of our children.

An in-depth explanation of how we teach and promote reading, can be found in the download section below.

How is your child taught to read?
Some element of reading is incorporated in most aspects of learning, but every child has one discrete reading lesson in school every day. When the children first start school, and through to Year one/two, they have a daily phonics session. We follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme. Phonics is all about recognising that certain letters (graphemes) make certain sounds (phonemes), and then blending the sounds together to make a word. Please click the links below

How to say the sounds

Things to think about when you read to your child

Why read to your child

Understanding Phonics

Below are some useful links to online games that your child can play to reinforce your child’s learning. Games and top tips are regularly shared through

Phonics Play

Phonics Bloom

Teach your monster to read

Alphablocks on CBeebies

When the children have completed the phonics programme they move onto having daily reading lesson focusing on building vocabulary and their understanding through a variety of different texts, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

More information on how reading is taught at school can be found in the Reading Offer document in the dowload section below.

How can you help at home?

“We expect children to read at least five times per week to an adult. The length of time that they spend reading should be at least double their age. We expect parents to sign the home reading diary so the teachers know that your child has read”

When children are being taught phonics, they will bring home a phonics book linked to the sounds that they have been learning: please listen to your child read this book daily. Also, your child brings home a ‘love of Reading book’. This book is for you to share with your child and discuss the plot, the stories, the characters, the meaning of the words etc. This should be a fun activity and one which your child and you should enjoy.

When children have finished the phonics programme, they will bring a home reading book home. Each classroom has their own mini-library/reading area and children change their books when they have finished. A record is kept of how often children are reading and parents are kept up-to-date.  


Reading Offer
Class Novels


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