The subject lead for Reading is Miss Bush.
Core Learning in Reading is:
- Accurate reading
- Fluent reading
- Reading comprehension
- Enjoyment of reading
- Breadth of reading (knowledge of the world)
We teach reading so that our children can communicate confidently, participate in society, enjoy developing their knowledge of the world, vocabulary and imagination and have good mental health. We believe children need to read accurately, fluently and with good understanding.
Long Term Plans
Phonics & Early Reading
Our school has chosen Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised as our systematic, synthetic phonics (SSP) programme to teach early reading and spelling.
“making connections between the sounds of our spoken words and the letters that are used to write them down.”
Reading in KS2
- are taught in class groups
- continue to develop children’s decoding, fluency and prosody skills
- focus on teaching new reading skills including: retrieval, vocabulary, inference, summarising, predicting, comparing and contrasting and discussing authors choice
- children also read one to one with an adult
Reading in EYFS and KS1
How do we teach reading in books?
Reading practice sessions are:
- timetabled at least three times a week
- taught by a trained teacher/teaching assistant
- taught in small groups
At all stages we use assessment to match your child to the right level of reading book.
This means that your child should:
- Know all of the sounds and tricky words in their reading book well
- Reading many of the words by silent blending (in their head) – their reading will be automatic
- Only need to stop and sound out about 5% of the words in the book