Reading is taught primarily through the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics and Literacy & Language schemes.
Reading is taught daily in every year group, with the format varying depending on the year group.
Read, Write, Inc. Phonics:
This is the main reading scheme used to teach reading in Reception to Year 2.
RWI Literacy and Language:
In Years 2 to 6, each unit of the L&L scheme is organised into three weeks - Week 1 focuses on reading fiction, Week 2 focuses on writing fiction (whilst still having a daily reading element) and Week 3 focuses on reading and writing of non-fiction.
Reading is usually taught through guided whole-class sessions - all children accessing and sharing the reading of the same text.
Children always have a current reading book of their own choice for quiet reading times in class.
They will complete book reviews and recommendations for other children.
There is always a class book/novel 'on the go', which is read to the children. We use quality texts that are recommended by the Literacy & Language scheme - fitting in with the genres covered. This encourages a love of reading and also enhances children's understanding of language.
We expect our teachers to read to children on a daily basis as far as possible.
Some children require additional one-to-one reading experiences. This is sometimes with an older child in school, a teacher or teaching assistant, or parent volunteers.
These children are selected by class teachers.
If volunteering as a 'Reading Buddy' interests you - please don't hesitate to give it a go!
Contact Miss Eyles, who will be very pleased to tell you more about it.
Home Reading Books:
We use the ORT (Oxford Reading Tree) reading scheme books, and some Treetops.
These books are rarely used in school and are primarily now used as take-home reading books.
There is very specific guidance that teachers follow in order to place your child on the correct stage of book.
Most teachers expect children to read one book per week at home.