Reading

Reading

The teaching of reading and phonics.

Reading

The children are heard to read by an adult on a regular basis; in KS1 and for some older pupils this will be on a daily basis. In both key stages pupils also have a weekly guided comprehension session, which helps not only to develop their reading skills, but also their understanding of a variety of language and texts.

Children in all classes are read to by their teachers and this promotes reading for pleasure.

In KS1 we mainly use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme, but we do have other books which can be used to develop and extend children’s reading skills if needed. The Oxford Reading Tree is our main scheme supported by, The Flying Boot, Wellington Square, Heinemann, Books on Demand, Nelson Thorne’s reading scheme and, in KS2, Collins Pathways Readers. When children are ready to move away from a reading scheme, staff help them to chose books from the library, which are age appropriate and will continue to develop reading skills.

Phonics

In Reception and KS1 the children all have daily phonics lessons. As a school we use Letters and Sounds to inform our planning. We use a variety of resources and games to aid the children and to make the teaching and learning of phonics exciting and interesting.

Below is a list of websites that can support you and your child with letters and sounds

www.bbc.co.uk/school/wordsandpictures

Games mainly aimed at year 1 and year 2 looking at sounds and high frequency words. Some printable activities too particularly for the phase 4 blends.

· www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize

Games to practice key skills such as rhyming, punctuation and grammar.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm

Lots of free games for each phase, especially good for reading non-words. You can also subscribe to access more games.

· www.letters-and-sounds.com

Includes further information on each phase as well as printable resources and links to online games.

· www.ictgames.com/literacy

Wide range of games for sounds, words and rhyming.