At St. Anne's, we believe that reading is the key to learning. It is our aim to promote a love of reading from the minute pupils enter our school, so that children develop into enthusiastic, confident readers, who can understand a wide range of texts.
AT ST. ANNE'S PUPILS WILL:
- Have opportunities to read for pleasure
- Have access to a wide range of reading material: fiction, non-fiction and poetry
- Develop the ability to read aloud fluently and with expression
- Develop the ability to read for meaning
- Develop the skills required to question, understand and infer
- Be encouraged to actively listen
- Make links between reading and writing
In EYFS and KS1 we teach early reading using the Read Write Inc. scheme.
- Learn the first 30 sounds in short daily sessions.
- Read storybooks and non-fiction books closely matched to their developing phonic knowledge
- Take home Phonics storybooks to share
- Read with fluency and expression
- Learn to spell using known sounds
- Write confidently by practising what they want to write out loud first
- Work well with a partner.
- Should be accurate and speedy readers.
Throughout the school, children are taught reading skills in a variety of ways: guided reading sessions, whole class reading sessions and 1:1 reading. They are given opportunities to read across the curriculum and time to read for pleasure.