We strive to encourage and nurture a love for reading and provide children with an increased experience, this is particularly focussed on through our ‘Hooked on Books’ approach which supports the teaching and learning and develop children emotionally, culturally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.  Reading enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. By exposing children to a range of high quality texts, we aim to increase and improve their vocabulary beyond that which they hear or use in everyday speech.

All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of the community as well as preparing them for the future. Our pupils therefore, will learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently; they will be prepared for a future in which they have all the tools to be successful.



  • An appreciation and life-long love of reading
  • Excellent phonic knowledge and skills to enable our pupils to decode printed words quickly and with understanding.
  • Excellent comprehension of a wide range of texts both in English and across the wider curriculum.
  • An extensive and rich vocabulary.
  • An appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage.

Spoken Language

  • A rich and varied vocabulary that gives clarity and interest to conversations, storytelling, debate and discussions.
  • Clear speech with an excellent understanding of the grammatical structure of the English language.
  • The skill in initiating and joining in conversations, respecting others even when views differ.
  • An ability to listen attentively so as to understand what is being said.

Please click on the pictures below to hear children telling us about their class reads from all three of our Corby IFtL schools.

Coming soon - Years 1, 5 and 6