READING ACROSS THE SCHOOL
A vital life skill. We work collaboratively with the child’s ‘primary teachers’, their parents in a partnership to encourage children to read for enjoyment once they have been taught the basic decoding skills.
The school has a wide range reading material to appeal to all children’s interests. We use a range of ‘real books’ plus books from the Oxford Reading Tree, Heinemann, Story World, PM Library, Talisman, Totem, Dandelion and Fuzz Buzz to encourage children to scan, read and review.
Key Stage 1 reading is further supported through the ‘Better Reading Stamina’ approach and Key Stage 2 children are incentivised to read through the ‘Accelerated Reading Programme’ and its range of comprehension quizzes.
The teaching of reading by staff is an eclectic process using a range of phonic programmes such as, ‘Letters and Sounds’ and ‘Jolly Phonics’ which is supplemented with ‘Phonics Play’. This is partnered with an apprenticeship approach to reading.
The Key Stage 1 lunchtime has been reduced from September 2016 to create an additional 15 minutes curriculum time which is dedicated to teachers reading quality literature to children.
We are well resourced with a range of both fiction and non-fiction books.