Baden-Powell & St. Peter's CE Junior School

'Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.'  Colossians 3:23



BPSP Reading Long Term Progression Map







At Baden-Powell and St. Peter’s CE Junior School, we follow Read Write Inc Phonics, which is a proven synthetic phonics programme that ensures success in reading, writing and spelling. When children join the school, their reading fluency and phonics understanding is assessed. If children are not secure in their word reading, then they will receive regular teaching of phonics using the Read Write Inc. scheme in order to close this gap. Good quality phonics teaching allows the child to be secure in the skills of word recognition and decoding which allows them to read fluently. Children are taught in small groups during Year 3 (a small number will continue to Year 4) by staff who are experienced in delivering RWI, with lessons that are tailored to their phonic ability. The intention is that the children make rapid progress in their understanding of phonics and complete the RWI scheme. 


BPSP 100 Reads

Information about Reading at BPSP

Reading Vending Machine!

We are delighted to share with you our latest purchase – a reading vending machine!

We hope that the vending machine, which has been stacked with exciting fiction and non-fiction, will provide a brilliant incentive to reward our avid BPSP readers.

Keep reading at home and signing your diaries to be in with a chance to win the Golden Ticket draw and take your pick from the many treats inside!

Reading Mentors



We are very proud of our Reading Mentors at Baden-Powell and St. Peter’s Junior School. The pupils chosen are incredibly passionate about reading and have the desire to share their love of reading with others. They have developed the skills to be life-long readers which makes them excellent candidates to share the passion, aspiration and resilience that is required to be a Reading Mentor who leads by example. The Reading Mentors love to model our school values to their buddies and are able to do so through the book choices which are made. This further embeds our school values and ensures a strong link is created between both our school reading goals and aspirations that we share. 

Each Reading Mentor has been paired with a Year 3 pupil who may need support with reading fluency, comprehension or the book choices that they make. The mentors meet with their buddies once a week during ERIC and they are enjoying their roles immensely.  We are very grateful to them for promoting a love of reading to our younger pupils who are inspired by their knowledge, passion for reading and supportive nature.