Milefield Primary School, Milefield Lane, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, S72 7BH

01226 710 329


Milefield Primary School

Engage, Inspire, Empower, Learn


Early reading and fluency with these skills is extremely important and high on our agenda as a school. We are constantly improving the range of books available at all age ranges.

We enter competitions and ask for support from parents at all points in school. We hold reading events regularly and invite parents to join in with these.

We aim to foster a love of reading in all pupils at Milefield Primary School. Not only that, we provide support for those pupils who require it as and when they need it.

Our reading programme allows pupils time to get to grips with texts, not only in reading sessions but in literacy skills lessons where they practice comprehending their reading. Children also listen to an adult read a class novel every day, adults reading in assembly sessions and they are listened to regularly by adults. Not only this, they listen to one another when reading and offer support/feedback.

Reading is focused on in all areas of the curriculum and a certain level of reading prowess is worked towards in each year. Reading areas are in each class and we have just opened a Starbooks reading café in the library in the centre of school.

Every class has a 'Books to read before you leave...' display which outlines books suitable for their age range and beyond. As you walk around school, you will see reading is a prime focus and pupils are encouraged to read regularly. A summer reading challenge was given out before summer and pupils were asked to share their reading on our Twitter page. To see these, follow @MilefieldP and look for #Mileyreadingsuperheroes. - Our approach to Early Reading is explained within this link.

Below are some good ideas for helping your child understand their reading:

Please enjoy our HCAT virtual library...

In Year 2 - Year 6, we teach reading through the LIRA approach...

Our approach to the teaching of reading