Our school focus this year is reading. At Avondale our mission is to inspire all of our children with a love and passion for reading. They are given many opportunities to read across the curriculum.
Reading at home - How can you help?
  • Reading for enjoyment! 

  • Make reading visible; have books available in your home

  • Comfort reading at home, further challenge at school during one to one/guided reading

  • Listen to your child read – ideally every day, but little and often is best.

  • Encourage your child to build up fluency.

  • It’s really important also to read to your child.

  • Question your child about what they have read and what might happen next 

  • Use your local library to find books together.

  • Keep encouraging and praising your child! 

Reading Support

Fischer Family Trust

The aim with FFT Wave 3 is to accelerate learning so that each child makes enough progress in reading and writing in order to access a group intervention and/or continue to progress through whole class /group teaching. At Year 1 the gap between a targeted child and the rest of the class will be relatively small, so it is easier to use an effective intervention to accelerate their learning in order to close the gap with their peers. FFT Wave 3 can be used with year groups other than Year 1, although texts will need to be adapted for different maturity levels. The programme contributes to a layered approach to interventions.



Inference training is a group intervention for pupils in KS2 who decode adequately but struggle to get full meaning and enjoyment from their reading. Children take part in a small group lesson which last for 30 minutes. An ‘Inference Session’ can also be delivered as high quality guided reading sessions

Class Novel

Class Novel

This term each class has completed a class novel:-

Year 1  The Emperors Egg-Martin Jenkins

            That’s Not my Dog-Usborne Books

             Horrid Henry-Francesca Simon

Year 2    The Worst Witch

Year 3   Stig of the Dum - Clive King

Year 4   The World’s Worst Children-David Walliams

Year 5   Who Let the Gods Out - Max Evans

Year 6  Street Child - Berlie Doherty

100 Book Challenge

Click on the link to see the book lists for your year group

We want you to read as many as you can off the list this year!

  1. Choose a book to read. You will find them in our school library or Darwen Library.

  2. Enjoy reading the book you have chosen.

  3. Complete a book review and give it to your teacher.

  4. Tick the book off your list and go and choose another one.

There will be certificates and prizes along the way!

Our Online Reading Scheme

The children have access to Serial Mash via

their Purple Mash logins.  

Serial Mash is an online e-books project that has been short-listed for numerous educational awards. It publishes weekly, serialised chapter books for lower and upper KS2, every half term of the school year. It also includes a growing library of KS1 books. All of the books come complete with a range of activities

Lancashire School Library Service

This year we have subscribed to Lancashire School Library Service. This means that we will have an extra 820 books in school that we have loaned including topic books, poetry books, class novels and reading for pleasure books.

In the Spring term every child in school will get the chance to visit the library bus and exchange one of the books to a book of their choice.


Our library is now computerised and we now have some librarians who help to keep the library tidy!

Children can also search online for books using our new reading cloud, write book reviews and chat to their friends about their favourite books.


Click the icon above

to go to the Reading Cloud.


Any enquiries please address to

Mrs J  Smith


Durham Road






01254 703449

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