A home-school reading practise is operated across the school, whereby children bring home books to share with their families.
As well as fostering reading, this gives the school and parents an opportunity to regularly communicate about children’s reading.
Instilling a love of reading is an essential aim of our reading curriculum, so children get regular opportunities to read for pleasure and to an audience.
We teach daily phonics in EYFS and KS1 using our own star time programme. This enables children to identify and use sounds to help them decode words in isolation and in sentences.
Children’s reading progresses from decoding, to fluency, to comprehension, through one to one reading, whole class guided reading and modelled/shared reading.
Our goal is for all children to progress from reading scheme books to being able to select their own books from a rich and varied range that suits their ability and instil a life-long love of reading.