“A Caring Christian Community”
Primary Curriculum Year1
Primary Curriculum Year 2
Primary Curriculum Year 3
Primary Curriculum Year 4
Primary Curriculum Year 5
Primary Curriculum Year 6
Primary Curriculum EYFS
The school decides how the curriculum is delivered using (IPC/Abacus/Read, Write Inc) etc.
Reception use the Jolly Phonics programme.
Yrs 1&2 (KS1) use the Letters and Sounds programme. click Parents Resources for more info
The Teaching of Reading
EYFS and KS1
We aim to develop enthusiastic and confident readers so reading opportunities are provided on a daily basis.
Phonics is taught every day in all EYFS and KS1 classes. These sessions are planned to the child’s needs: they are placed in groups where their learning can be challenged and extended. Phonics are taught through the Letters and Sounds programme.
Children are heard read individually by an adult at least once a week. It is expected that parents/carers also hear their child read at least 3 times a week and comment in their reading record/PACT book. Children are expected to be responsible for changing their own reading book as and when needed.
Children are given time in the library to experience choosing books from a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books. These are taken home too so children have at least two books to share at home.
Teachers also share books with their class reading a range of stories and rhymes. Children enjoy story time and thrive on this time spent as a group with the teacher.
The most successful learning occurs when it is fun and we encourage parents/carers to make it as enjoyable as possible at home. Children love activities such as finding hidden words around the room. For any further ideas, please ask your child’s teacher.
Throughout Key Stage 2 every child will be experience reading through several different methods:
Guided reading – children reading with an adult, and other children who are working at a similar reading level. Daily sessions will focus on comprehension skills, understanding and using the layout of different types of books, discussing the techniques and language employed by the author and sharing their opinions about what they have read.
Individual reading - one-to-one reading with an adult. This is an opportunity to address any individual issues in a focused way and work on developing the children’s word reading skills and comprehension.
Shared reading – whole class sessions focusing on a single text.
Books and on-screen texts linked to the ‘Read, Write Inc.’ English program, big books, class texts or handwritten texts are used to improve children’s comprehension, to develop their speaking and listening skills and to inform the children’s own writing.
Independent Reading – this provides children with the opportunity to apply reading strategies and time to sustain reading behaviour. This caters for individual abilities and interests.
Children throughout the school borrow books from the school selection (levelled books) and library (free choice) and record their selection in their Reading Record Book. Children are also encouraged to record any additional reading they do – their own reading books form home, comics etc.
A selection of reading schemes are used that have been catered for the childrens' interest and enjoyment.
Parents sign and comment in the Record Book. Comments from home about your child’s enjoyment of the book and fluency of reading can be made in their home reading journal and are truly valued.