Reading is at the heart of everything we do here at Cottons Farm.  This is a commitment shared by The Harmony Trust who want each pupil to READ ACHIEVE SUCCEED. 

We want all our children to be those who read for Pleasure & Purpose.  Our team have engaged with the work of Teresa Cremin on Reading for Pleasure.

Our Reading Curriculum is designed based on the research of Doug Lemov et al in his seminal text "Reading Reconsidered".

In addition, Alex Quigley's book "Closing the Vocabulary Gap" informs our teaching of vocabulary.

Our Reading toolkits ensure that children understand the skills that they are learning and how to be successful.  The toolkits also progress throughout the school so children know how to improve in their reading.

Part of our Reading Curriculum is story time.  We believe this time is the day is very precious and we love to see teachers sharing a story with their pupils at the end of the day.

Reading does not end at 3:20pm though! Check out out Home Reading Page to find out what our pupils get up to at home.

To find out more about how we value and teach reading, take a look at our Teaching and learning Guide to find out more about how we teach.  Or if you'd like to find out even more, please contact Mr Stockwell who is the English Lead for Cottons Farm!

In the meantime, pick up a book and get reading!



Sheridan Street, Sinfin, Derby, Derbyshire DE24 9HG

Mrs K Patmore - Principal

01332 771370 - Cottons Farm Academy