How will your child be taught to read?

In Foundation Stage

We begin by sharing exciting high quality picture books with small groups of children to ensure they develop a love of story. The children will also have guided reading sessions where they will intially use wordless picture books to make up their own stories. Alongside this, we introduce children to phonics, using the Phonics Bug scheme. As the  children learn the 44+ phoneme and grapheme correspondences, they will practise sounding out and blending to read these in simple words, phrases and sentences. Once the children know the first set of five graphemes and phonemes, we begin to use Bug Club phonic readers in guided reading and 1:1 reading sessions. The children also take phonic readers home. Our home reading library contains books from a variety of quality schemes including Project X Alien adventures, Bug Club and Oxford Reading Tree Phonics.

In Key Stage One

The children continue to learn the phoneme- grapheme correspondences in daily phonic sessions. We teach phonics in whole glass groups with children supported by teaching assistants as needed. Children will also have daily guided reading sessions. Throughout the week, they will have at least one focused reading session with a teacher, independently reread decodable books which match their level of phonic development, independently pre-read a phonicreader, and read 1:1 with a teaching assistant. Once they are confidently reading phonically deodable books, we begin to introduce other reading and comprehension skills and use readers from Bug Club guided readers and Big Cat Collins as home readers. Children with SEND are supported through adapting the learning environment, additional group phonics and reading, 1:1 phonics, 1:1 reading and additional guided reading.

In Key Stage Two

The children learn and practise comprehension skills in daily guided reading sessions and have regular oppurtunities for reading for pleasure; either through whole class story time or quiet reading. Children with SEND are supported through additional phonics, precision teaching and 1:1 reading sessions.