We know how much our children love to read. 

Children at Hope Brook are introduced to the world of reading through developing their knowledge of phonics. We use a variety of tools for teaching phonics at Hope Brook – a list of these can be seen below:

  • Letters and Sounds
  • Words and Pictures
  • Flashcards of Sounds
  • Phonic Games
  • ICT Games
  • Phonic Stories
We use the 'Floppy's Phonics' resources and the 'Hero Academy' reading resources to support the development of early reading. These decodable resources enable pupils to apply their developing knowledge of phonics. Across the school we also use Rigby Star and Rigby Navigator books to support the teaching of reading comprehension.


As well as teaching reading skills to children, we want our children to love to read and have access to great resources. We know our parents are keen to support their children's reading and often ask us about which books their children should be reading. We believe the following website offers some very helpful guidance.


lovereading4schools is a website that provides lots of helpful information about books. It sets out recommended reads for each year group - providing a summary of each story and letting children 'try out' a book by reading an extract. Links to the book lists can be found lower down this page.

The site is set up to help parents purchase books - so that option is available to you if you choose to use that facility.