Reading is one of the most important skills children can learn at school as it opens the door to many other areas of learning. Our aim for children by the end of Key Stage 1 is for them to achieve word reading fluency to equip them to access learning in Key Stage 2. To achieve this we have a daily, rigorous, synthetic phonics programme delivered consistently throughout EYFS and Key Stage 1. Further information about our phonics programme can be found below.
Along with daily phonics sessions the children have regular opportunities to read appropriate texts independently following our levelled scheme - Rhino Readers. To build fluency and stamina, children need to read widely and often with regular re-reading that can support fluency alongside reading at home. We promote 'three read' technique to build children's decoding, fluency and comprehension skills. By the end of Key Stage 2, our aim is to embed the enjoyment of reading by promoting a culture where pleasure for reading is valued as well as developing the comprehension of texts. We promote a variety of reading opportunities for children to help embed the pleasure for reading and to support them in becoming confident and fluent readers.
If you would like to find out more about what text your child is reading during their whole class reading sessions, please click on the relevant link below.
Click here to find some recommended reads for your each of your child's half-term topics.