We have been teaching reading using the government's synthetic phonic approach; Letters and Sounds but we are now moving to the Read, Write, Inc scheme. this is based on the same principles but is a very detailed scheme with plenty of resources and has been shown to be effective in many school. Most importantly, we help children find enjoyment in reading through lively teaching and sharing quality stories with them. We teach children the letter sounds as soon as they start with us and from reception this is a daily lesson set across the year by the phase children have currently reached to enable maximum progress. From year one children have guided reading sessions focusing particularly on the comprehension of reading. Our Book Week is one of the most popular events of the year and each summer we encourage every child to join in the Big Summer Read with an inflatable obstacle course as a reward for all those who participate. This usually results in our school having the highest uptake for the read in the whole borough. Our extension enabled us to extend and restock our library which has a parents and child session after school every Tuesday. We regularly take children to Chadwell Library, have termly book sales and encourage children to read at home regularly.
Oxford Owl Website – Free ebook library
Guidance for parents and carers