This page is currently being updated, ready for the 2021-2022 academic year.


English at Shipton Bellinger Primary School

Welcome to the English page of our school website. This is the place to come to find out more information about how we teach your child to read, write and communicate effectively. You will be able to find curriculum information, helpful links, homework support, our English policies and much much more...

We believe passionately that true literacy is the ability to gain, utilise and communicate with powerful knowledge. This knowledge is our children’s key to the brightest and best future. Enjoyment of and engagement with English begins with a vibrant talk-based curriculum in the earliest days of EYFS and, through structured, sequential, rigorous teaching, it is carried with our Year 6 leavers through the rest of their lives.

As always, please get in contact with us if you have any questions or would like more information about your child's English journey here at Shipton Bellinger.


Events this Year


We raised over £1000 for this fantastic                         We had a fun and cosy bedtime                                      Did you manage to guess who the

 cause through our sponsored read!                        story. Hot chocolate, teddy cuddles and                              the Masked Readers were? It was

  Thanks to everyone who donated.                          a good book = a perfect end to the day!                                 certainly a bit of a challenge! 


                                 We are taking part in the Summer                                                   Dressing up for World Book Day was

                             Reading Challenge! Click on this link                                                lots of fun! We loved sharing stories

                                        for some more information.                                                        and celebrating reading together!



 At Shipton Bellinger Primary, reading and books are at the heart of our curriculum. Our termly topics are scaffolded by a wide variety of cross-curricular rich texts and reading is embedded throughout every subject. Through access to a wide variety of carefully curated texts and an exciting, child-led curriculum, children gain first the phonic knowledge, then the comprehension skills to read and understand anything they choose.

The ways that our learners develop as readers will vary depending on their age. They will begin their reading journey at Shipton by sharing stories, enjoying rhymes and songs and exploring picture books. Small group book talk, 1:1 reading and direct skills teaching will later lead to whole-class shared reading and using books for independent research and analysis. 

Our vibrant school library and our extensive eBooks selection means that our school is full to the brim with engaging, carefully curated books! 

 We recently ran a parent's information session about how to support your child with their reading at home. Click here to see the information from that meeting.

                                                                                                                                2021-2022 Rich Texts                            Recommended Reads                                  Our Reading Policy                                 Reading Scheme Levels



                                     Library Timetable                                    Termly Reading Reward                                         Help for Parents


                       Left your reading book at school? Try these sites for free                                                eBooks. Ask your teacher for your login if you don't know it                                             

                                   Shipton eBooks                                   Oxford Owl 



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