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Phonics and Reading

Reading at Woodseaves

At Woodseaves we value reading in all areas of our curriculum, a joy for reading is fostered in each and every classroom. We actively discuss books with the children and often add to our book corners in the classroom based on children’s recommendations and requests.

Reception

Daily phonics using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to plan and provide daily engaging phonics lessons. In phonics, we teach children that the letters of the alphabet represent a different sound, that these can be used in a variety of combinations and are put together to make words. The children learn to recognise all of the different sounds and combinations that they might see when they are reading or writing. Our phonics teaching follows a very specific sequence and programme that ensures children continually build on their phonic knowledge, and we model phonetic decoding strategies throughout the curriculum. We teach  decoding, prosody and comprehension through the LW scheme and Big Cat Collins books.

Reading

Reading books are allocated using an ebook library system. These books are phonetically matched to the child’s point in the phonic teaching sequence so that they are fully decodable by the child. When a book is allocated on the ebook library a child will have read this book in school three times with an adult. In addition to this, children are able to choose a reading for pleasure book from our class or school library which is to be read by an adult at home to encourage a love of reading.

There is a fully accessible reading area in the Reception classroom for children to access carefully selected texts to share with their peers and adults in the classroom. There is also a listening centre where children can enjoy listening to audiobooks.

 

Every day in Reception finishes with story time, where an adult reads to the children.

Key Stage One

Children follow the progression within Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme with daily phonics teaching. Once a child has completed the phonics programme successfully in Year 2 children continue to develop their fluency and comprehension using books within our reading scheme.

Reading skills are taught via reading domains as part of the English curriculum.

 

Reading books are allocated using an ebook library system. These books are phonetically matched to the  child’s point in the phonic teaching sequence so that they are fully decodable by the child, when a  book is allocated on the ebook library a child will have read this book in school three times with an adult. In addition to this, children are able to choose a reading for pleasure book from our class or school library which is to be read by an adult at home to encourage a love of reading.

 

End of the day story.

Key Stage Two

Access to daily phonics teaching if required.

Reading skills are taught via reading domains as part of the English curriculum.

 

Reading areas within the classrooms.

 

Children take home a book matched to their reading ability and read regularly to an adult in school.

End of the day story.

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