Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School

Plaistow Hill Infant and Primary School

Everyday my daughter is very eager to tell me what she has learnt and is always excited to be going to school

Year 2 Parent

  • "Staff are kind, calm and encouraging - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Children flourish in an environment of genuine warmth and care - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils in Key Stage 1 are confident, listen to each other, share and take turns - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Parents and carers praise the work of the school - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "One parent expressed the view of many with the comment 'the atmosphere and attitude of all the staff is incredible' - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "The outdoor learning environment is used effectively to help children co-operate with each other and practise their number knowledge and skills - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils are happy at Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School - Ofsted, April 2022"
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At Plaistow Hill we love to read! Each day the children take home books to share. One book is taken from a wide selection of colour banded books from reading schemes such as Oxford Reading Tree, with a second book selected from our wonderful library. Children also take home a RWI book linked to the group they are in.

We really value the importance of reading at home and we encourage all of our children to share as many books at home as they can. This can be reading to someone, reading with someone or having someone read to them.  Any time they can share some reading, whether they are reading or being read to is so important.  And don't forget, reading doesn't just have to be a story! It can be leaflets, signs, recipes, anything that encourages reading!

Below are some suggested reading texts for children. Why don't you try reading some with your child at home.

EYFS-Brilliant books

Year One-Brilliant books

Year Two-Brilliant book list

At Plaistow Hill we celebrate the reading of all of our children.  If the children read at least 3 times in a week for 10, 20 and then 30 weeks, they receive a special bronze, silver or gold badge in assembly which they can then wear on their school jumpers to show they have been working hard on their reading.

In addition to all of this we have strong links with our newly refurbished local library and take part in reading challenges throughout the school year. We also have visits from one of the librarians to our assemblies during the year to keep the profile of reading high.