We base our reading scheme primarily on Oxford Reading Tree . However, at each level, we also use books from other reading schemes as supplementary and extension readers. This enables us to consolidate learning and develop as wide a reading vocabulary as possible. Both 'look and say' and 'phonic' methods of teaching reading are used in the school.
Each class has its own reading corner and there is also a main library.
Children take their reading book home each day in order to practise their reading skills and to share their learning with parents. Children and parents are also encouraged to share library books at home on a weekly basis.
We provide a reading link book so that teachers and parents can communicate the progress that the children make. We really value this partnership between home and school, suggesting that parents aim for ten minutes of reading and listening per day. Short, enjoyable sessions encourage children to read for pleasure, whilst regular additional practice really does boost skills!