Children at Mile Oak are shown that reading broadens their horizons, takes them to new places and allows them to experience the impossible. They will develop new ways of seeing, hearing and understanding the diverse and changing world they live in.

From their very first days at Mile Oak, children are immersed in a rich, varied and exciting reading curriculum and families are welcomed into our reading community. We especially celebrate those eureka moments when children see themselves as readers for the very first time and set off on their reading journey.

Reading Progression Across the School

Click here to view the books studied in class across the school

Reading with the Reluctant

Below are some resources and information from our Family champion and Alison Muir from BHISS to help your reluctant readers. 

Reading with the Reluctant Presentation

Reading with the Reluctant Poster

Reading with the Reluctant Resources 

Reading with the Reluctant Praise Coupons

Reading with the Reluctant Reward Mix

Reading with the Reluctant Supporting Apps

Reading at Mile Oak

The PDFs below contain information about how we teach reading at Mile Oak and will help you to support your children with their reading.

Reading at Mile Oak: Reception

Reading at Mile Oak: KS1

Reading at Mile Oak: KS2

NHS Eye Tests: Please ensure you get your child's sight tested regularly. Follow the link to find out about sight tests for school aged children.

NHS Hearing Tests: Please ensure you get your child's hearing tested regularly. Follow the link to find out about hearing tests for school aged children.

LoveReading4Kids: Fink book recommendations by age here.

BookTrust HomeTime: Enjoy storytime with free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

Hungry Little Minds: Your child’s brain grows the fastest during the first 5 years of life. Check out the top tips for simple activities that you can do with your child as part of your daily routine.


The school Reading Leaders are Mrs. Down and Ms. Taylor.

If you have any questions about the school's Reading curriculum, contact your child's class teacher, Miss Taylor or Mrs Down via the school office.

Reading Target Sheets

Please click to access the reading target sheets from Year 1 - Year 6



For more information on how we teach Phonics, click here.