Across Reception and Key stage 1 the children receive a daily 15 minute discrete phonics lesson. We use the Read, Write, Inc scheme to teach phonics It is really important that children see the connection between the sounds (phonemes) they learn in their phonics lessons, and the skills we develop in reading and writing – this knowledge is applied across the whole of the English curriculum. The more we practise these skills the more children will become confident in using them.
We have two main reading schemes in use across the school, depending on the age and need of the pupils. These are Read, Write, Inc and Oxford Reading Tree.
We make reading fun - children love games, songs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
If you require more information about our Phonics/Reading, please feel free to drop-in to school to have a chat with Mr Owen (KS1/KS2) and Mrs Leyland (Early Years) who will be happy to help.