Reading Planet Partner Schools

                                                                

We work with schools across the country to trial our resources and carry out research into the impact of Reading Planet. Feedback from our Research Partner Schools is invaluable as it helps us to shape and develop the scheme.

Our Partner Schools

Downsway Primary School, Reading 
Downsway Primary School is a one-form entry school in Reading. Danni Rackley is English Lead and Kyle Edwards is the Year 3 Teacher and Phonics Lead. This is their report following trialling of Reading Planet at Downsway:
 
"We have been using the Reading Planet scheme for two years now. One of our challenges in teaching reading had been in children applying their phonics knowledge to their reading and the Reading Planet books have really helped..."

Read the full case study here

Griffin Park Primary School, Blackburn


Griffin Park Primary School is a one-form entry school in Blackburn. Gayle Berry is English & EYFS-KS1 Lead and this is her report following trialling of Reading Planet at Griffin Park:
 
"We have been trialling Reading Planet for just over a year, using the books for guided reading in KS1, as home readers and for one-to-one reading at school. We have found that the books are engaging for the children and link to their interests - the children relate to the characters..."

Read the full case study here

Penn Wood Primary School, Slough

A review of Reading Planet from Emma Mann, Deputy Headteacher:
 
"We first bought into Reading Planet for Early Years and Key Stage One in 2017 and use the books in whole class reading sessions. We have recently ordered the KS2 books, with a view to using these with children in groups, for intervention in addition to their whole class reading provision..."

Read the full case study here

St. Barnabas CE First and Middle School, Worcestershire


St Barnabas CE First and Middle School is a one-form entry school Reception to Year 4. Stephen Booth is Acting Headteacher, Natalie Barney is Year 2 Teacher, Sophie Wyatt is Year 1 Teacher, and Claire Lowden is Reception and Early Years Lead. This is their report following trialling of Reading Planet at St Barnabas:
 
"We have been trialling Reading Planet for just over a year. We use the books for group reading and independent reading, and for shared group reading in conjunction with the online library. We also use them in phonics intervention groups..."

Read the full case study here

Tranmoor Primary School, Doncaster

Tranmoor Primary School is a two-form entry school near Doncaster. Suzanne Gibbons is Headteacher and Deborah May is the Literacy Lead. This is their report following trialling of Reading Planet at Tranmoor:
 
"We have been trialling Reading Planet for just over one year. We have used the books for guided reading in KS1 and Foundation stage, for shared group reading and for one-to-one reading at school..."

Read the full case study here

Wilton CE Primary School, nr Salisbury

Wilton CE Primary School is a one-form entry school in the Wiltshire. Richard Boase is the Headteacher, Ben Gunn is the Year 2 Teacher, Bev Davis is the SENCO and Vicky is the Year 1 Teacher. This is their report following trialling of Reading Planet at Ancaster:
 
"We had been using Oxford Reading Tree but since the trialling of Reading Planet, which we have been involved in for two years now, we have now chosen Reading Planet to be our reading scheme going forward. The teachers prefer it and they feel that it has contributed to the improved reading SATs results..."

Read the full case study here

Ancaster Primary School,  Lincolnshire

 
Ancaster Primary School is a one-form entry school in the south of Lincolnshire. Hayley Footitt is English Lead and this is her report following trialling of Reading Planet at Ancaster:
 
"We have been trialling Reading Planet for just over a year, using the books for guided reading in KS1, for one-to-one reading at school, home reading, and using the Reading Planet online library for whole-class shared reading..."

Read the full case study here

 



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