Reading Statement of Intent:

It is our intent that reading inspires, engages and challenges pupils and we aim to develop key skills to enable all children to become fluent and confident readers. We will support and encourage all children to decode, comprehend and enjoy reading regardless of starting points and strive to enable good progress through high quality teaching and learning. Reading is a skill essential for life and at St Uny CE Academy we want our children to leave school with a passion for reading. We aim to promote a love of reading across all ages so that children access high quality texts across the curriculum, encounter rich & varied vocabulary and develop their comprehension skills. We want reading to develop as a transferrable skill which will enable pupils to become inquisitive, improve their spoken and written literacy skills and become lifelong learners.

Pupil Voice
"I love reading descriptive poetry and adventure stories". 
 "I have finished Reading Karate, it helped me to read every day at home". 
"Learning about reading skills will help me when I go to secondary school". 
"I love reading lots of different types of text". 
Supporting pupils with  SEND in Reading 
At St Uny CE Academy we are fully committed to support all children to make progress and achieve in reading as we believe that reading is an essential skill for lifelong learning.  From EYFS and throughout both Key Stages we provide individualised and group interventions for children who require further support with phonics, reading fluency and comprehension. We are aware that some children may need additional reading time with an adult and we believe that this is the best way to promote confidence in reading.  In the classroom, teaching staff support children with SEND in a number of ways. For example, encourage individuals to take part in paired reading, provide key technical vocabulary prior to lessons and topics, revise high frequency words through precision teaching and match texts through differentiation to promote readability.
All staff have been provided with Dyslexia training and use appropriate strategies in the classroom to support children at risk of Dyslexia. This enables all children have the opportunity to benefit from an inclusive education in line with the SEN Code of Practice. At St Uny, we are working towards becoming a Dyslexia Friendly School and are looking forward to appointing a Dyslexia Champion in this area. 
Phonics & Early Reading
At St Uny C of E Academy we use a phonics programme to teach reading called 'Read, Write, Inc Phonics.’
Read Write Inc. Phonics is an exciting and dynamic programme that teaches children to read and write quickly and easily. First, children learn the common sounds in the English language and how to sound-blend words for reading, at the same time they develop skills of handwriting and spelling. They progress to read and understand lively storybooks containing words that they can decode so they achieve early success in reading.
A key element of the Read Write Inc. approach is that practice across the school is completely consistent. This is achieved because every member of staff is trained, coached and supported to be an expert in the teaching of reading. Children are grouped by ability allowing lessons to specifically address individual learning needs.

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