Grange Park

Primary School

0191 5490707

Swan Street, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR5 1EA

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At Grange Park we aim to teach children to:

  • Read with fluency, accuracy and understanding.
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of literary, non-fiction and non-literary texts.



Children read to an adult several times a week in school according to their needs and we ask that parents and carers support their child at home by following our policy of Everybody Every night.


Everybody Every night!

Our policy is that children from Reception to Year 6 read with an adult for 15 minutes every night, this includes weekends and school holidays.

Regular practise allows children to develop their reading skills as well as enjoying a wide variety of texts.

A record is kept in each class of which children have read each night and each term prizes are awarded for children who have read to an adult every night. Please look at the link below to see more information about how you can ensure your child is involved in the 'Everybody, every night' rewards.


Everybody, every night information.


Reading Schemes

Grange Park has a variety of reading schemes, including Oxford Reading Tree and Dandelion Readers, to support children to develop their reading skills. Children are given books appropriate to their reading ability.

Once children have progressed on to 'free readers' there is a large selection of books in each classroom for children to choose from and they are encouraged to read a variety of text types and books by different authors.



We are currently updating our phonics scheme. This page will be updated shortly. 


Children in Year 1 are required to take a statutory check to assess their understanding of phonics. These results are shared with parents on the end of year reports.


Every week, Grange Park celebrates our 'Reader of the Week'. Teachers from each class choose someone who has made great progress in reading that week and their video is showcased on both our Facebook page and below. Check out this weeks 'Readers of the week' below. 



Reception Reader of the week. 

Year 3 reader of the week

Year 6 reader of the week

Year one reader of the week. 

Year 4 reader of the week

Year two reader of the week.

Year 5 reader of the week