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English Reading


At Ditton Church of England Junior School, Reading is given top priority as we fundamentally believe that it has an important place in our society. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely for pleasure – a real ‘love of reading’ for all.

We strive for all children to be strong independent readers, growing in their abilities as they progress throughout their years at Ditton; reading for a range of different purposes and audiences.


At Ditton Junior School, we follow the Chris Quigley ‘Essentials’ Curriculum which sets out essential coverage, learning objectives, standards, and progress measures that are required for all subjects.

For Maths, GPAS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and Reading, the children will be assessed formally twice a year in Years  3, 4 and 5 and 3 times per year in  6.   These assessments give the children a standardised score.

SEND Information

Teachers adapt activities for accessibility for SEND groups and challenge more able and confident readers. Additional reading support is available for vulnerable children.

English Reading Extra Resources