The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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English - Reading

Home Learning

Please see the link below for free access to ebooks which follow our school reading scheme.  The log in details have been sent to you via parentmail but you can also email us if you need them sent to you again.  Some of the books also come with activities for the children to do also.  Have fun reading!

Reading is a vital skill that all children need, not only to access all areas of their learning, but to also access the world around them.

At Dymchurch reading is taught through daily guided reading.  We recognise that there are key skills children need in order to understand a text.  This is practised everyday through ERIC.  ERIC stands for explain, retrieve, infer and choose.  Here is an example:

Here at Dymchurch we have created our own reading at home scheme.  We record the amount of minutes a child reads and collect this information as a class.  We then have a trophy for the class of the week and Dojo points.  There is also the opportunity to win rewards for our class for the term and the academic year!

There are more sites to access books online to continue your reading and log it all on the GoRead app.

EYFS and KS1 book list - some great classic stories

Audio Books - more classics

Book Week 2020

This year we have had lots of amazing activities.  We had a book swap where we bought in books we have read and swapped them for books that were new to us.  We also invited parents and other family members to share reading books with us.  We had a dress-up day where we dressed as some of our favourite characters from different books.  We also had a reading carousel where we got to visit different teachers who shared their favourite stories with us. 














 Here's what some of our children thought:

"I very much enjoyed our book swap as I have found an amazing book and can't stop reading it!"


"I enjoyed Book Week because I loved going round the classrooms and listening to the teacher's favourite books!"


"My favourite thing was reading with the parents.  I can't wait to do that again!"




"I really enjoyed dressing up as my favourite character from Harry Potter!"