Phonics and early reading
Our new reading scheme, the Ofsted approved and DfE validated Little Wandle Revised Letters and Sounds, draws on the latest research into how children learn best; how to ensure learning stays in children’s long-term memory and how best to enable children to apply their learning to become highly competent readers. A prime focus for us is to instill and develop a love of reading for all learners.
The way we teach phonics within school will remain broadly the same but the children will have new teaching and learning resources and a completely new reading book scheme, Collins Big Cat. All the children from Reception to Year 2 have been assessed and then grouped to ensure that their phonics teaching is pitched at exactly the right level for each child. There will be daily phonics lessons and three guided reading sessions per week. The book that the children take home, will be the book that they have read that week in their guided reading group.
Children will be able to access two types of reading book at home:
A reading practice ebook. This will be at the correct phonic stage which children should be able to read fluently and independently.
A sharing book. A child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for child and parent to read and enjoy together. In order to encourage children to become lifelong readers, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure.
Reading for pleasure will go hand in hand with teaching reading through decodable books linked to children’s phonics levels.
|Y2 Phonics Screening||100%||96% (of 56 children as 4 absent)|
|Y2 Phonics average score||38.5||37.5|