We have as you have been made aware recently changed our phonics programme to Little Wandle – the letter is below for you to read and please ask any questions you may have.
To celebrate the 2023 World Book Day as staff we have worked together to ensure that we all read together. Enjoy the link below which will show us sharing the story of ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl.
Within school to support the teaching of writing, phonics and reading the school use the following schemes, these schemes are not used exclusively, they are supported by other teaching materials to widen the learning of the children.
Primary Writing Project – Pie Corbett scheme which links learning to real texts.
Phonics: Little Wandle Synthetic Phonic Programme.
Reading: Oxford Reading Tree (published by Oxford) and Storyworlds (published by Heinemann).
As children progress with their reading skills the scheme used is supplemented by quality texts.
The skills taught in English and Maths are used across all other parts of our curriculum. The children are encouraged to use skills mastered in English and Maths to support them when accessing knowledge from other subject areas.
Please find below recommended reads for each year group – why not challenge yourself and try to read all during they year. Happy reading!
As a way to encourage children to pick up a book throughout our school day and to show the importance of pleasure in reading books we have created a fantastic new reading corridor for children to quietly sit and read.
We have transformed the long, plain and boring corridor by our studio into small spaces. This was just the start of our fantastic reading journey.
With a little paint and imagination, Miss Carr and her team of helpers painted amazing scenes from our favourite books; this has created a real buzz around school.
A painted fire place and faux book shelf to transformed a boring window into a castle fireplace. Letters from Hogwarts, Marauder’s Map, wands and with a few magic potions helped us create our own Common Room, with comfy seats and Quidditch boxes to sit on and read.
For more information click on this pdf link Reading Everywhere .