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Marlpool Junior School



During their time at Marlpool Junior School, children develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in reading so that they become fluent and reflective readers. The texts our pupils read and study in Years 3 to 6 are chosen carefully to offer challenge, to engage, and to deepen knowledge and understanding. Each year group has a reading canon; this is a collection of texts for each half term, linked to the creative curriculum. Within each reading canon, there is a core text that will be studied in depth and that provides inspiration for our writing

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At Marlpool Junior School, we teach reading through the PROVE IT approach. Click the button below to find out more:

Click here to read about our PROVE IT strategy for reading 

Reading for pleasure at Marlpool Junior School:


Throughout the year, we take part in initiatives and projects that enhance reading for pleasure. These have included Take10 activities, Pyjamara day and World Book Day. See some of these events below in our Reading for Pleasure gallery, or on our Twitter page. This year we will be taking part in the Read for Good 'Readathon' to raise funds to help provide books for children in hospital, as well as to restock our own library - watch this space! This gallery will be updated regularly, so pop back to see what we have been up to!

Reading for pleasure

As well as our new improved library and outdoor reading area, we take part in many other reading initiatives all year round.



As well as being able to reopen our library at lunchtimes, we have also developed our outdoor reading area, The Learning Curve, thanks to a kind donation from a local business. This includes book boxes that are regularly updated, special reading cushions and a range of other seating, including our amazing storyteller's chair. This has proved so popular that many of our children are stopping for a read despite the freezing weather!

The Learning Curve

Our new outdoor reading area