Reading Our Approach to the Teaching of Reading
Our aim is to provide an environment where a love of reading is fostered, where children can grow as readers and develop a life long love of books.
Reading begins in Early Years when children are introduced to a range of
In Key Stage One
The Reading Curriculum in line with curriculum expectations is taught so children have opportunities to develop key skills in all aspects of word reading and comprehension.
Children listen to staff
Reading books are taken home each night in Reception and Years 1, 2 and 3.
Parents and carers are asked to share the book at home and provide their child with an opportunity to
Once children are independent readers they are expected to select their own books from a wide range of quality reading material. Pupils across the school have access to a lending library so books can be taken home to share. The school uses a variety of reading schemes which are aimed at
developing different skills: phonological development, word recognition, comprehension, fluency, expression and sustained reading. The main schemes are Oxford Reading Tree and Heinemann Story Worlds,
Pupils in KS2 also have the opportunity to access ‘First News’ a quality newspaper for children with a variety of additional reading materials to accompany the weekly issue.
Reading ages are checked at the beginning of each year group from Y1 upwards using the Salford Reading Test. Progress in phonics is also recorded and the results of the Phonic Screening Check in Y1 are shared with parents or carers.