To support the learning of reading, we use the LCP phonics scheme; which mirrors the Government's Letters and Sounds programme. This approach to synthetic phonics means that we teach all the sounds (phonemes) to go with the written letters (single letters, digraphs (2 letters) and trigraphs (3 letters)) in discrete but flexible groups in Class 1 daily. Check out our sounds wall to see what the children are currently learning.
We also use the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme which is supplemented with a range of fiction and non fiction books. Please do encourage and support your child's daily reading by protecting time to spend with your child. Reading records are to be filled in and returned daily for checking.
Reading within Key Stage 2
All children in school have a reading record with clear instructions and guidance for children and parents/carers on the inside front cover. We strongly and actively encourage children to read a broad range of literature- fiction and non-fiction to widen their vocabulary and improve their 'bank' of stories and characters which consequently impacts on their writing abilities. We have 'Reading for Pleasure' opportunities throughout the day, guided reading during the week, in addition, children are heard reading individually throughout the week, by teachers, teaching assistants and volunteers from the village.
We have an excellent range of texts within school, and our children are often set challenges to read from different categories.
Please do contact your child's class teacher, in the first instance, if you have any queries regarding reading.