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Reading

WE ARE A “GET READING. KEEP READING. CHANGE EVERYTHING.” SCHOOL.

 

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. 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.

Our RWInc Model School status recognises that we:

 

  • Raise standards in reading and writing for our children
  • Are all expertly trained by Ruth Miskin Training – including our deputy headteacher, Lisa Watson
  • Gain the latest programme updates through regular visits from our Ruth Miskin trainer
  • Support our most vulnerable readers with extra one-to-one teaching every day.


Click on the links below to go to the Ruth Miskin Facebook and Twitter pages - you'll find lots of great video clips here to help you support your children with reading and to find out about how we teach the programme.

 

Facebook and Twitter.

 

Once children are confident readers, they take part in daily reading sessions, in which they are taught key reading 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 10 times, they will be rewarded with a certificate, or 'collectable'.  Each one they receive is a point for their class.  Classes compete against each other and the class in each year group with the most points is rewarded with a whole class treat. 

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