Reading, Phonics and RWI
Phase 1 Letters and Sounds is taught daily in Nursery. Read, Write, Inc., a systematic phonics programme, is taught daily in Reception until the children have completed the programme in Year 2. When the programme is completed, Year 2 children are taught SPAG.
The school gives high priority to reading, our children are exposed to a range of quality texts, and there are areas around school where children are encouraged to enjoy reading for pleasure. All children take home a library book weekly. When children are able to blend they also take home a phonically decodable book that matches their Read, Write, Inc. band. Once a child has completed the Read, Write, Inc. programme, they select a book from the appropriate book band. All children read during Read, Write, Inc. sessions and are heard read at least once a week by a member of staff
In Years 1 and 2 children have guided reading sessions three times a week with a focus on comprehension. Children are asked to answer questions from the five reading domains.
Quality story sessions are timetabled in daily and there is an emphasis on developing a love of books, vocabulary and understanding.