Reading at Whitehouse Primary School

We believe wholeheartedly that it is the right of every child to learn to read well. We understand the power that reading has on children accessing not just the rest of the curriculum but on their understanding of the world as a whole. Above all, we aspire for our children to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers. We want our children to leave us as readers for life.

At Whitehouse Primary School, we develop children’s understanding of both word reading and language comprehension, any child that is not making adequate progress is supported and guided to reach their academic potential. We do not accept that any child will not have the right to become a passionate and engaged reader and strive to ensure every child enjoys what reading can bring to their lives.


There are hundreds of free online reading books for you to enjoy with your child at home

Click here for access to online reading books from Oxford Owl

Early Years  Free eBooks for 4 – 5 year olds

Year 1  Free eBooks for 5 – 6 year olds

Year 2 Free eBooks for 6 – 7 year olds

Year 3 and 4 Free eBooks for 7-9 year olds

Year 5 and 6  Free eBooks for 9-11 year olds