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Reading and Phonics

Reading

Intent

We aim to provide children with a literacy-rich environment, high quality texts and inspiring learning opportunities, which will help them to:

  • Gain a life-long enjoyment of reading and books.
  • Read accurately, fluently and with understanding;
  • Apply a knowledge of structured synthetic phonics in order to decode unfamiliar words with increasing accuracy and speed;
  • Be able to read with expression, clarity and confidence;
  • Develop a good linguistic knowledge of vocabulary and grammar;
  • Read and respond to a wide range of different types of texts;
  • Develop a deeper level of emotional intelligence and empathy.

 

Implementation

Through the delivery of our reading curriculum we ensure a consistent and robust teaching and learning of early reading and phonics in FS and KS1, so that pupils are able to read with increased speed and fluency and access the wider curriculum. Children are provided with books that match and support their phonics development and ability.  All pupils have opportunities to develop their reading skills regularly, and are encouraged to read at home with an adult. We have daily DEaR time sessions. We provide a text rich environment, in order to encourage a positive culture of reading throughout all classes and promote pupils’ enjoyment of reading. Through high quality teaching and learning experiences, we will develop children’s skills and competence. Through the use of high quality texts, pupils are encouraged to develop their vocabulary, consider a range of issues and deeper meanings in texts, develop comprehension skills and enjoyment of books. Reading skills are continually developed through the wider curriculum.

 

Impact

All pupils will have a good phonic knowledge which they will apply to their reading and writing. They will be able to read with accuracy, speed, confidence, fluency and understanding, ready to access the secondary school curriculum. Pupils will develop a life-long enjoyment of reading and books. 

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

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