Skip to content ↓
East Preston Infant School

East Preston Infant School


At East Preston Infant School we aim to foster a love of books and reading in every child. Our goal is for children to leave us not just as fluent readers but also with a lifelong passion for books and literature.

We recognise that children who can read confidently and proficiently will enjoy reading and this will help their learning in all of the other areas of the curriculum as well as give them pleasure and enjoyment.

Reading at East Preston Infant School begins with phonics in the Early Years, continuing throughout Key Stage One. Our core reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree, supplemented by other schemes such as Collins, Rigby and Ginn. Children are also given the opportunity to borrow a book from our school library on a weekly basis.

We believe that for children to become avid and accomplished readers there must also be a focus on reading for meanings from the start. Whilst they are learning to read through phonics, children at East Preston Infant School are also developing the skills of inference and comprehension which will ensure that they become avid, life-long readers.

We expect children at East Preston Infant School to be reading at home regularly and appreciate the important role that parents play in developing their child’s reading habits.

To find ideas and strategies for how you can support your child's reading click here
Click here for useful tips and advice to help your child's reading progress in their current book band

Word Reader
Listen to the word and choose which flower has that word underneath it.
This game runs through 37 of Year 1 and 2's high frequency words.
With kind permission for use of this game from

Blast Off
Blast Off a game to learn high frequency words.
Click on which phase you would like to try and then play.