Our Approach to Reading:

In all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes a discrete teaching session of synthetic phonics or spelling lasting 20 minutes takes place daily.

In all Year 3 - 6 classes a discrete 20 minute teaching session of either spelling or grammar takes place daily.

Our phonics lessons use the national 'Letters and Sounds' resources. For spelling and grammar lessons we use resources from 'No Nonsense Spelling' and 'No Nonsense Grammar'.

The teaching approach for each session follows the structure of revisiting phonemes, teaching new phonemes followed by opportunities to practise and apply phonic/spelling knowledge in reading and writing.

A range of print, games and on-line resources are used such as Letters and Sounds, Phonics Play, Bug Club and Oxford Phonics.

In class we use a variety of approaches to teach reading including whole class shared and teacher modelled reading, small group guided reading (in differentiated groups) and 1:1 support/intervention reads. We follow the reciprocal reading model of 'Predict - Clarify- Question - Summarise'.


Our Reading Schemes:

A range of reading schemes and extended reading books are used across all year groups and abilities providing a variety of genre to develop understanding and enjoyment. These texts are used for shared and guided reading in class as well as for home-school reading.

In school we currently use Comics for Phonics, Storyworlds, Rigby Star, Project X, Big Cat Readers, Oxford Literacy Web, Wolf Hill, Rhymeworlds, Oxford Reading Tree, Hotlinks and PM.

We also have a range of dyslexic –friendly reading books from Barrington Stoke reading scheme.

Bug Club is used as home-school link.

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