Southfield Junior School


Reading At Southfield

Click here to see our intent, implementation and impact statements for reading. 

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book!”

Dr. Seuss




Reading At Home

Guidance for Year 3 and 4 - We expect all children to read for at least 15 minutes every evening each school day, and once at the weekend.

Guidance for Year 5 and 6 - We encourage the children to read a wide range of different texts, both fiction and nonfiction and aim to ensure that children will leave primary school fully engaged in reading habitually for pleasure and for information to assist them with their work.

We expect all children to be completing their reading bookshelf once they have completed a book. Reading bookshelves are checked by a teacher every week. We ask that children always have their reading packs in school with them alongside their reading bookshelves.

Click on the links below for recommendations of reading books by age and genre.