Reading and Vocabulary
Our teaching focuses on the two dimensions to reading – ‘word recognition’ and ‘language comprehension’.
We have a sharp focus on high-quality phonics teaching, ensuring that children rapidly gain the crucial skill of word recognition that once mastered, enables them to read fluently, freeing them to concentrate on the meaning of the text, building their language comprehension skills.
Children’s phonic progress is assessed regularly and is used to identify those who may be falling behind, allowing support to be given to ensure they keep up, not catch up.
Word Poverty Matters!
Reading at home
Book Bag Books are closely matched to Read Write Inc. phonics work to reinforce classroom learning of phonics, helping children to make even faster progress in reading. Book Bag Books are part of the Read Write Inc. phonics programme used in Reception and Year 1. The programme is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and keen writers.