We teach phonics through the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. This is taught in small groups, 4 times a week in Key Stage One and daily in Foundation Stage. In Key Stage 2 phonics is taught in intervention groups where appropriate.
Reading is the heart of our curriculum. All children will experience reading as a part of their school day in a range of ways. In Key Stage 1 and 2, children will experience weekly ‘Guided Reading’ sessions with an adult based on a text they share as a group. Literacy lessons are text-based and all classes have focus texts which they will study throughout the year. These range from traditional tales up to ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ in Year 6. Have a look at the class pages to see what these are for each year group!
Children will also each have a ‘Home Reader’. This is a book that is taken home from school and can be read at home. Your child will also be given a 'Bug Club' account which will enable them to access reading books online.
Below are some ideas of how to support your child’s reading at home…