The teaching of reading is an integral part of our curriculum. Every child should learn to read with confidence whilst developing a true love of reading.
We foster a love of reading by providing opportunities to access high quality reading materials to ensure children are supported in developing a broad and rich vocabulary.
Our reading spine is a collection of books selected in each year group which reflects our past and present world.
The ‘Journey into books’ passports add another dimension to our reading provision – encouraging families to get involved at home. The Reading ambassadors have been actively promoting and fostering a love of reading throughout school – involved in organising the passports, delivering assemblies, presenting certificates and more recently they have been involved in organising a book swap for parents and children which will run in the summer term.
Each class has a daily story time slot as part of their timetable each day where they get to read a class novel. We believe it is really important for children to be read to daily and for our staff to model and share a story with a real focus on children being immersed in a range of different genres and authors. We encourage our children to make recommendations to each other and be able to articulate their choices.
Our reading corners in classes are an inviting area for children to read a book comfortably as well as access quality texts which include familiar texts read during guided reading sessions.
We use the Read Write inc scheme to give our children an excellent reading foundation which runs from Nursery (in the summer term) through to Year 2. Once children move from the more structured elements of Read Write inc they move through the book banding of Collins Big cats books. Our Sandylands reading model ensures children are taught the decoding, fluency and comprehension skills to read for knowledge and pleasure during guided reading sessions.
We have many visiting authors who join us in school and work alongside the children. Recent authors including a local author Emma Hennessey who wrote ‘Made by the Moon’ – a story inspired by Morecambe bay and Tom Parker who wrote a story about evacuees who stayed in Ambleside.
We are always happy to talk about how you can best support your children with their reading at home.
Click the link below to take you to the reading leaflet which will give you a guide to supporting your child.
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Last Updated on June 15, 2022