Early readers are taught:
Grapheme – phoneme correspondences in clear stages (linking spellings and sounds).
The important skill of blending (synthesising) phonemes.
Segmenting words into their constituent phonemes to aid reading and spelling. Children are encouraged through the day to look for the phonics they know when taking part in EYFS provision
At the end of Year 1, there is a statutory assessment (Year 1 phonics screening check), which takes place each year. Parents are informed of the outcomes of this check.
Whole Class Reading
All children have the opportunity to take part in a shared reading experience in their class guided by an adult. We use a range of text types from a selection from the Pie Corbett Reading Spine, short extracts from selected books and journals as well as ‘real ‘ texts such as news articles to ensure that children experience a broad range of texts and subjects. One of the main emphasis is the teaching of vocabulary and also the teaching of specific skills in relation to reading.
This takes place during a ERIC (Everyone Reading in Class) sessions . During this time, specific reading skills will be taught. We encourage older and younger children to read together with our 'Reading Buddies' This is an opportunity to discuss the use of language, widen the children’s vocabulary and focus on higher order reading skills.
CART -(Come and Read Together) happens on a Friday morning when parents and carers can come into school and read alongside their children in class.
Children have regular experiences of reading throughout the school day and through a range of subjects. They may be researching information on the internet or using non‐fiction books throughout the curriculum, Opportunities for individual, paired and group reading take place throughout the curriculum. All children have at least one Home Reading Book from the schools graded reading scheme and a School or Class Library. We encourage all children to read out loud to an adult in school during the week.