This core subject is the key to accessing all other areas of the curriculum.
We provide access to a wide range of stimulating reading materials and work in partnership with parents/carers to encourage a love of reading in our children. Pupils are taught to read using a combination of approaches which include both whole word recognition and phonics – individual letter sounds). Our Read Write Inc programme is successfully improving reading standards from Y1 to Y4. Additionally, reading is shared with some identified children on a daily basis. In addition to the central school library, each class can borrow or read in the classroom. Every class teacher ensures that each child follows a structured programme of reading development, which is designed to be challenging and to enlarge each child’s reading horizon.
Key Stage One Reading Scheme
Our school uses Read Write Inc.Phonics for our children in Reception to Year 2 and for our children in Years 3 and 4 who need to catch up.
Read Write Inc. Phonics is used by over a quarter of the UK’s primary schools. It is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together seamlessly. Ruth Miskin developed the programme during her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets. She believes that in order for a school to be successful, every headteacher needs to adopt a consistent whole-school approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensure that schools guarantee progress for every child.
For information and tutorials on how to support your child learning to read go to:
Read Write Inc. Ruth Miskin
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