Reading at BJPS


At BJCFPS, we want it to be a place where children are read to, enjoy listening to high-quality books and share their enjoyment of stories through discussion.

We do this through a weekly timetabled slot for ERIC (Everyone Reading In Class). Children have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a selection of books from Salford Library Services, which are carefully selected to link to topics and interests.

Our 'Reading Spine' is one element of the approach we take to foster a love for reading in our children.  The spine is a core of books that create a living library inside our children's minds.  It is a store of fantastic, high quality reads that help our children engage at a deeper level and enter the world of books.  We have produced our very own 'Reading Spine' for every year group, giving children access to brilliant texts year on year.

We use the reading spine books in every year group over the school year.  From your child moving into Nursery, to leaving in Year 6, they will have been immersed into some powerful and engaging stories.













Reading Questions for Families:

Y1 & Y2

Y3 & Y4

Y5 & Y6 


Recommended Reads:










Reception Annual Reading Workshop:

Workshop 2022/23 PDF


Additional Links:

Reading Questions for Parents 

The Big Salford Summer Read

Wild World Heroes - The Power of Reading

Michael Rosen's top tips for performing poems and stories


Please find below two links for short videos by authors and illustrators who have written/ illustrated books that you can buy with your £1 World Book Day voucher.