At Herne Junior School we love reading!
We recognise that it is absolutely vital that our children become dedicated lifelong readers, who know the pleasure of diving into a book. With this in mind, the teaching of reading is a central part of our curriculum. We teach early reading by following a phonics scheme called Read Write Inc, which is a fantastic structured phonics programme to get pupils up and running as quickly as possible.
Reading comprehension is taught through RIC – a way of thinking about reading comprehension based on asking retrieve, interpret and choice questions. You can find more information about RWI and RIC by clicking on the appropriate star in the reading section of our website.
Reading plays an important part in all subjects, and our children will master their reading through a range of subjects including RE, History, Geography and Science, as well as exploring wonderful and varied texts in English and RIC lessons. We love to share exciting stories and other texts with our children, and encourage our children to explore a wide variety of different genres (such as adventure, mystery or science fiction) and text types (for example, newspaper reports or poems) in their own reading.
We believe the best way to grow flourishing, fluent readers is to encourage reading both at school and at home, and are very grateful to our brilliant parents for all the support and encouragement they give their children. Together, we are growing passionate lifelong readers at Herne!