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Reading & Phonics

Reading plays a big part in learning in our school and it's foundations lie in a strong focus on Phonics from the very moment the children start school. We are proud of our attainment and progress in phonics and reading throughout the school; however we never rest on our laurels and are always looking at ways to continuously improve. 

We have just recently started to use Read Write Inc as our Phonics programme and this is now in  place across Foundation and Key Stage One. Phonics is taught daily in Foundation and KS1 at 9am and the children are in small, fluid ability groups to allow us to maximise their progress. We track their progress in Phonics every six weeks and adapt provision/groupings accordingly. 

Across the school Guided Reading takes place three times a week and is focused on developing comprehension, inference and understanding social and historical contexts of a range of fiction and non-fiction genres.

In addition to this, from Year Two up to Year Six the children are part of our Accelerated Reader programme which develops their love and breadth of reading as well as ensuring their progress can continue. 

For children who may need extra support we also provide a range of reading interventions lead by our intervention teachers and teaching assistants.