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Reading

Every Child a Reader

It is our ambition that every child becomes not only a proficient reader but that they also develop and love of reading and reading for pleasure. Our carefully planned phonics and reading curriculum helps to ensure we can meet this ambition.

The direct teaching of reading starts with storytelling, oracy and phonics. We follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme, with this being complemented by purposeful talk and the use of shared reading experiences that expose pupils to a wider range of vocabulary, syntax and sentence structure. As part of the RWI programme, children have a daily phonics lesson in which they participate in speaking, listening and spelling activities that are matched to their developmental needs. Information on our KS1 and Phonics curriculum can be found here.

Our Literary Curriculum for English ensures that every child is exposed to a range of quality texts to foster a love of reading through all their English lessons. This curriculum helps develops writers who love to read.

Daily Whole Class Reading lessons take place from Year 2. These sessions develop reading skills and immerse children in quality texts. 

Whole class novels or stories are shared daily with each class.

The love of reading and a culture of reading for pleasure is central to our ambitions for our children.

Book recommendations

If you would like to buy or borrow from the local library, some books for your children the website below has a great list of ideas and recommendations.