How we Teach Reading at Blackhorse


Welcome to the reading area of our school website. Reading is an essential life skill. Children who enjoy reading tend to progress well in school. Reading increases a child’s knowledge and vocabulary and widens their view of the world.


This starts with picture books, singing nursery rhymes and sharing bedtime stories at home with your child. This reading journey never ends and here at Blackhorse we pride ourselves on supporting children to become confident, independent and enthusiastic readers. This is a partnership and we need your support to create confident happy readers. Children need to read at home a minimum of 4 times each week and this is monitored by your child’s teacher.


Click on the pages below to discover how to help your child learn to read: