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King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.


All children in the school are encouraged to develop a love of reading both in and out of school. As reading is such an important skill for children to be able to access learning across the curriculum and in developing their imagination, we place a large emphasis on getting children to read as soon as possible.

Oxford Reading Buddy

Oxford Reading Buddy is a new system to monitor and improve pupils’ comprehension skills. This online system will assess how well pupils are understanding the books that they read, as well as how well they are decoding the words.


  • Please feel free to login and look at how the pupils are getting on in their reading (login details can be obtained from your child’s class teacher).
  • The system will provide you with a bookshelf of all the books your child has read and how they scored if they took a quiz.
  • There are also many free eBooks that you can use with the children as extra reading or holiday reading.
  • You can also add any extra books that they are reading at home to their wider reading section.

Please click here for the parent guide

Reading for Meaning

In reading for meaning children learn to apply a variety of comprehension skills which help them to understand, analyse and evaluate texts that they are reading.

As the children become more familiar with these skills they will be able to use them independently and identify which skill they need to use and when.

Below are the skills overviews for year 1 to 6. Please have a look at them and then encourage the vocabulary at home when you are reading with your child or discussing their book.

Your children have been assigned reading comprehension as part of their remote learning.

World Book Day

For this year’s World Book Day, we celebrated Michael Rosen. Pupils were given a range of tasks to complete relating to Michael’s poems including building a bear cave, baking a chocolate cake and writing an advert for a nice teacher (following the retirement of Michael’s infamous character in ‘No Breathing’!)


We also held a poetry recital competition of ‘These are the Hands’ – please watch the video to see the winning performances!