KS1 Phonics & Reading Schemes
Phonics is taught on a daily basis throughout Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. In Class 1 we use the government statutory framework 'Letters and Sounds' and this is taught through the Phonics Play scheme and is enhanced with resources from ‘Phonics Bug’ and ‘Jolly Phonics’ to embed the children’s learning. Please click on the following link if you you'd like to know more http://www.letters-and-sounds.com
Children are taught to use synthetic sounds for blending and spelling, and to use the correct vocabulary when discussing their reading and writing across the curriculum.
The school offers an annual workshop for parents and other school staff to ensure that there is a consistent approach from all adults who support children with their reading and writing.
Children have a reading record in school to be completed by staff, and a home school comment book which is used by both school staff and parents. Children read individually and in Guided Reading groups once per week.
Children have access to graded reading schemes from Phonics Bug and Rigby Star, allowing them to apply their phonic knowledge across a range of texts and develop their comprehension skills as they do so.
We believe that every child's journey to learn to read is unique and their different tastes/book choices reflect this. It is not a case of "one size fits all"; so by using a banded system we can provide a wide range of types of reading materials - be it books from a scheme , picture , story and non-fiction books. From this range of reading book stock we can encourage and develop children's skills to make reading choices and develop a wide love of reading from the earliest stage.