Mount Nod Primary

Reading at Mount Nod

At Mount Nod we aim to not only teach our children to read, but foster a love of books and reading that will remain with our children for the rest of their lives.

Children at Mount Nod learn in a book rich environment, where time spent sharing a story or laughing together at a poem is an important part of our day.

Children learn to read using a variety of high quality materials chosen specifically for individual children. We use the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme as well as the Floppy’s Phonics synthetic phonics system. 

In addition, all classroom books are banded so that children may access many different types of books, all at the correct level.

The learning doesn't stop once our children are fluent readers; Guided Reading and Reciprocal Reading are both key parts of our teaching of reading at KS2, thus ensuring that our children continue to develop into strong readers with a real understanding of texts.  Children's love of literature is continually nurtured through our whole school ethos and many school wide initiatives.

Click here to see how you can help your child with reading at home.

Click to see suggested books for Year 1/2, Year 3/4, Year 5/6.

Our Library

Mount Nod is proud of its well-stocked library where all children can choose a book to take home.

The library is a cosy and inviting place for classes to share a story and a great place for children to do their own research.  Children are able to access the library independently at lunchtimes.

We are also proud to have links with Tile Hill library.

Our Reading Partners

Mount Nod values support from members of the local community.

Our Reading Partners scheme trains parents and community members to read with children, from which they quickly build a relationship that has a positive impact through the fun and worthwhile experience of sharing a book together. Any parent that wishes to be involved should contact the school.

Coventry Inspiration Book Awards

This exciting local competition, where children are invited to vote for favourite books from a shortlist, is right up our street! 

Every year we have an enthusiastic group of children working on the awards. Their hard work and passion has been rewarded two years running as we were voted Book Bout winners for the last five years!

Shadowing the Kate Greenaway awards

Every year, children in our popular reading groups eagerly await the announcement of the shortlisted books. 

Lunchtime groups blog on the books and enjoy sharing their opinions with other like minded children.

Visiting Authors

As part of our ethos on promoting reading, we love to invite authors to Mount Nod.

Recent visits have included Ann Evans, Ruth Eastham and Janet Roberts. Our children benefit from the valuable experience of finding out how writers get their inspiration and how a book comes to print.