Reading follows a book banded approach using books from the following reading scheme the ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ This includes: Songbirds, Glow-worms, Snapdragons, Stories, Phonics, Fireflies, Treetops, Poetry.
Children in Reception are expected to take a Phonics book home each week. Children are advised to read every day at home to an adult.
Children in Key Stage 1 are expected to take a Phonics book, banded book and a reading for pleasure book home each week. Children are advised to read every day at home to an adult.
Children in Key Stage 2 are expected to take a banded book and reading for pleasure book home each week. If children take a Phonics book home in addition to this, then the class teacher has made this decision in order to benefit the child.
All English lessons, foundation subjects and Science are taught through a high quality text approach ensuring all children are accessing a wide range of reading materials.
Children are encouraged to read for pleasure throughout the school and listen to their class novel at the end of each day which is read by their class teacher.