At Woodside Academy, reading is a top priority and is a key driver for our curriculum. Therefore, we have a Reading leadership team comprised of the English Lead, Phonics Lead and Early Years Lead.
Our Book Week is one of the most popular events of the year and each summer we encourage every child to join in the Big Summer Read with an inflatable obstacle course as a reward for all those who participate. This usually results in our school having the highest uptake for the read in the whole borough. Our extension enabled us to extend and restock our library which has a parents and child session after school every Tuesday. We regularly take children to Chadwell St Mary Library, have termly book sales and encourage children to read at home regularly.
Oxford Owl Website – Free ebook library
Guidance for parents and carers