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I Can Read With My Eyes Shut

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss


We love all books here at Barry Primary School, which is why we do not limit ourselves to a specific reading scheme.  However, just as much as reading them, we love sharing and talking about the adventures that they take us on and the incredible things that we learn.

We know that talking about the wonderful and interesting things that we read helps us to develop a wider vocabulary and have a better understanding of the world (and other worlds!)  around us. This is why, books and talking are at the centre of our English curriculum.


The books we love provide a 'hook' for our writing and inspire the children to produce incredible pieces of work.  Our children experience a rich variety of quality literature and are encouraged to become authors in their own right.  As an approach, we value discussion, which is why we use Talk for Writing to allow the children to develop their ideas and understand the structures of each genre.

Phonics - Letters and Sounds

Letters and Sounds is the programme we follow at Barry Primary School to support the principles and practice of high quality phonics.  Phonics lessons aim to teach the pronunciation of the pure sounds, which supports children learning how to read and write.

Our Library

"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall."

Roald Dahl

"If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book."

J.K. Rowling

“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”

Roald Dahl

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