Reading is a key skill and we want children to have a love of books as well as to become fluent and lifelong readers. We actively involve parents and carers to be involved in reading with their children, both at home and at school through enjoying and sharing books together. We have a wide range of quality resources and texts to support children’s reading. Children read and are read to every day in school through a variety of approaches, our children love to read.
We teach phonics using the Song of Sounds scheme of work. Phonics teaching starts in Pre-school and continues until the children are secure in applying their skills to reading. In Reception and KS1, each day, the children are taught a specific phonics skill, letter sound or blend and they take part in different activities to practice and consolidate the sounds they have learnt.