Reading and Phonics
Reading and phonics skills are developed through whole class, group and individual activities and tasks. We have a range of picture, fiction and information books which children experience alongside more structured reading books. This ensures that children have a rich, varied and stimulating experience of books throughout the school.
The reading scheme used through school is Oxford Reading Tree. Visit Oxford Owl for further information.
Specific reading skills are taught through a structured developmental approach appropriate to the age and needs of the individual child. Structured reading sessions in school help develop a range of reading skills and a deeper understanding of the texts being read. We aim for our children to develop a positive attitude to reading and a love of books. The best way you can help your child to read easily and with enjoyment is to talk and listen to them as much as possible, answering questions from an early age and trying to involve them in a variety of interesting experiences.
Phonics input continues through KS2 until pupils have secure skills. Once pupils have completed Phonics phase 6 they will move to a support for spellings model. Our Phonics scheme is Letters and Sounds. Visit Letters and Sounds for further information.
How it works:
Year 3 and 4
Sharing a book with an adult at home for at least 15 minutes counts as a read:
This could be a school reading book, library book or a book from home. Then an adult must sign the reading record book, only one read per day counts. If your child is a free reader, they can read to themselves, but an adult must sign for it to count as a read.
Years 5 and 6
Sharing a book with an adult at home or reading to themselves for at least 15 minutes counts as a read:
This could be a school reading book, library book or a book from home. They should write a comment about what they have just read. An adult must sign the reading record book. Only one read per day counts.