The children in our school show a great enthusiasm for reading and we want children to develop positive lifelong reading habits. Reading is taught through a structured approach using the “Oxford Reading Tree” Scheme. This scheme is supplemented with a wide assortment of attractive books of different formats and levels of difficulty. We can use both classroom based reading material and our well stocked children’s library to introduce our children to the widest possible selection of books. We believe that children become confident and fluent readers when both school and home support them. We encourage parents to hear their children read a little every evening and record comments in a reading record. As the children progress through the school, they are introduced to literature of increasing complexity. They also learn to analyse and evaluate a wide range of texts.
We acknowledge that having a sound understanding of phonics plays an integral role to being able to read and write, therefore we support pupils who require it through the use of a scheme called Read, Write Inc. This is a structured approach to decoding, comprehension and spelling. For those pupils who are a part of this scheme, this is a daily lesson.