We are committed to ensuring our children become fluent and enthusiastic readers.
Our curriculum will:
- Give children the phonic skills they need to decode new words.
- Develop a fluent reading style.
- Show comprehension when reading.
Develop a genuine love of books and reading.
- We follow Little Wandle for our phonics teaching.
- Phonics is taught daily in all bases.
- Phonics lessons follow the ‘four part’ structure.
- Children are taught in their classes.
- ‘Keep up’ and catch up’ sessions are provided for those children in need of extra support who are not making expected progress.
- Children will read at least once a week (building to three times per week) either individually or in a guided reading group.
- Children will learn to read with expression (prosody) during reading practise.
- Children take home two reading books. One is phonetically decodable, the other is a ‘share at home’ book to encourage reading for pleasure.
- We use Little Wandle assessment tools to ensure progress is being made at an appropriate pace.
- Parents are kept informed of their child’s progress through their reading records, parents evenings and an annual report.
- Each class has attractive reading corner which invites the children to read and enjoy books together.
- Each class has story every day at 2.30. On Friday we have a Reading Assembly at the end of the day in our class bubbles.
- We have a focus author every half term to help the children build a knowledge of significant children’s writers and their books.
- Extreme Reading and Mystery Reader competitions are held each year.
World Book Day is celebrated across the school.
The intended impact is:
- Children will use phonics as their key reading strategy.
- Children will read texts at the appropriate level with fluency and confidence.
- Children will have a love of reading and books.
They will be able to name significant children’s authors and some of their books.