Children are taught to read through a range of approaches including daily phonics teaching for Key Stage One (and those who may need support in Key Stage Two), whole-class guided reading sessions and access to high quality texts across the curriculum.
In Early Years & Key Stage One daily phonics is taught through the Read Write Inc programme, details of which can be found on this site. Children are then able to take home reading books based on their stage in the phonics programme. Class teachers will also use a variety of quality texts in their English lessons and during whole class reading time to broaden their vocabulary and knowledge of different types of texts.
Children who have completed the phonics scheme have daily guided reading sessions where the whole class read a quality text together and explore its meaning through drama activities. Pupils are taught reading comprehension strategies to focus the learners’ understanding of written text. Pupils are taught a range of techniques which enable them to comprehend the meaning of what they read.
Children are required to read daily at home and complete a reading diary of the books they have read. Pupils who have exited the phonics scheme can select free-readers from the book corners in their classroom or the school library. Pupils who read regularly at home are rewarded in termly celebration assemblies.