Reading & Phonics


In order for our children to have successful futures, we recognise that carefully planned provision for skills within Literacy and Numeracy is vital.  In order to support this, we use consistent schemes and approaches.

The Read, Write Inc. Literacy programme is designed to get our younger pupils reading as quickly as possible.  As soon as they are ready to, children experience this synthetic phonics approach to acquiring reading and early writing skills.  This begins in the Early Years phase of school. Once children have become fluent and competent readers, they progress on to the Literacy and Language Programme which further refines their reading comprehension and ensures children become competent writers for a range of purposes.  Both programmes include crucial aspects of speaking and listening which widen pupil use and understanding of vocabulary.

The Renaissance Reading programme, known as Accelerated Reader, ensures that once our children start reading with fluency and comprehension they read appropriately challenging texts suited to their stage of learning.  Pupils are motivated to read both at home and in school so that they can successfully complete the on-line quizzes in the programme.  The reading curriculum is further supported by a well-stocked library and reading scheme books from The Oxford Reading Tree.