Our Approach to Teaching Reading

Deliver Systematic, synthetic phonics through the Letters and Sounds scheme at KS1 and for those at KS2 who would benefit from it. This process requires children to segment and then blend sounds in order to read words.

During guided reading sessions help children respond to questions by using a range of different actions. This supports the children to understand specific reading skills.

Why Actions?

Memory is associative, the more associative hooks we can create in our teaching the better. The actions assist the children by making the skills required transparent. The actions allow more children to remember them. They know what they are looking for and can therefore be more successful.

  • Equip and deliver through a range of texts for children to enjoy and engage with to support their reading development.

  • Provide weekly 'reading for pleasure' time where children choose their own texts and enjoy time allocated to simply read and enjoy

Reading Scheme

We use the PM Reading Scheme, published by Nelson in both KS1 and KS2. We use the books in the scheme when undertaking guided reading and children are working at the appropriate book level.

We also encourage children to take books home with them to read with their parents. These books are taken from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme, published by Oxford University Press.

Please find here a guide to the Structure of a Guided Reading Session

Please find here a guide to the Reading Assessment Foci