We aim to create life-long learners who have a passion for reading for the rest of their lives. Reading for pleasure is a key aspect of the curriculum and the basis for teaching children to read. Time is set aside for whole class storytelling and we ensure that Key Stage 2 children have a dedicated reading for pleasure session each week. We also welcome families and carers into school each week for ‘Early Bird Wording’ sessions to take part in vocabulary-based games and activities with their children in Reception, Years 1, 2, 3 and 4.
We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. Our children do well in the phonics screening check and by Year 2, the majority are fluent readers with the best chance of success in the KS1 tests.
Ruth Miskin Training recognise us for teaching the programme with fidelity and passion – we know what it takes to make reading and writing pleasurable and rewarding for our children.
Although Model School status no longer exists, it is still recognised that we:
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Once children are confident readers, they take part in regular reading sessions: daily in KS1 and four times a week in KS2. In these sessions, they are taught key reading comprehension skills in blocks throughout the year. Reading Record books are used by the class teacher and parents/carers to track children's reading journeys. All home and school reading should be recorded in the book. After your child has read ten times, they are rewarded with a sticker in the back of their Reading Record. In our regular reading assemblies, children who have been successfully using their Reading Record have the chance to be entered into a prize draw to win a brand-new book of their own from our collections.