In Nursery children will consolidate speaking and listening skills and develop the foundations for the phonic work that starts in Reception through practical games and activities.
Systematic phonics is taught in Reception and key stage 1 using Read Write Inc. Children have a daily lesson in which they learn the letters and sounds needed to read and write and apply this in practical contexts. Once children have completed the programme this time is used to focus on more complex spelling patterns.
In key stage 2 children who need further consolidation will continue to be taught using Read Write Inc. as an intervention programme.
The EYFS Curriculum is structured around a number of core books and children in nursery will become familiar with these through group reading, storytelling and role play. In Reception children also read with an adult on a one to one basis.
‘Guided Reading’ begins in year 1 and throughout years 1-6 a daily reading lesson takes place in every class. Children read in groups at their instructional reading level. All children will bring home a levelled guided reading book to practise at home every day.
Children also have regular access to the school libraries to borrow books of their choice to bring home and read for pleasure. In addition to the school library in key stage 2 we use the Accelerated Reader programme to motivate and encourage children to read.
We expect all children to read at home with an adult every day to help support and consolidate the learning that takes place in school.