Reading at Woodsetts Primary
At Woodsetts Primary, we intend to give our learners the knowledge, skills and authentic experience to better understand the world around us, the opportunities it may provide, and the aspiration to contribute to and change the world around them.
In reading, the National Curriculum states that English has a pre-eminent place in education and society. Through reading, in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Reading enables pupils to both acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.
We aim to ensure that children:
- Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
- Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
- Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
Phonics & Early Reading
- Letters and Sounds daily discrete synthetic phonics lessons in EYFS & KS1. To ensure consistency and pace, we have our Woodsetts Phonics Approach.
- Individual reading to develop decoding skills.
- Phonic Bug decodable books to read at school and home - matching level in phonics.
- Repetition & consolidation of phonics learning during free-flow & independent activities
- High quality books in EYFS continuous provision
- Print rich environment, areas of learning clearly labelled for independence
- Phonic and sight word assessments each half term
- Children's progress in phonics is tracked and monitored each half term.
- Targeted additional support given.
- Phonics workshop delivered to FS and Y1 parents
- Phonic packs sent home and online to support home learning
- Links shared with online learning e.g. DFE online lessons.
- Learn to read - focus on decoding in FS & KS1
- Learn to read - focus on reading for meaning/develop comprehension in FS2 to Y6
- Phonic Bug decodable books to read at school and home in FS & KS1 - matching level in phonics
- High quality books to engage KS2 readers
- Guided reading session twice weekly in every class
- Pre-read with TA to develop word reading & understanding of vocabulary
- Read with Teacher to develop retrieval, inference and understanding vocabulary
- Independent activities during guided reading sessions to develop retrieval, inference and vocab
- Key vocabulary on display and used throughout sessions
- Wide range of text types provided to expose children to different genres, authors etc.
Love of reading
- Book Weeks, visits from authors and illustrators
- World Book Day
- Story time in every classroom
- High quality book corners in every classroom and around school
- High quality library with a carefully selected range of fiction and non-fiction books
- Books chosen by children and taken home weekly
- Reading stations - relevant books and key words available linked to foundation subjects
- Home Reading records - comments from parents and staff
- Book bags for every child in FS & KS1
- 'Look for a Book' - children can find books outdoors to read and re-hide for others to find
- Promoting reading e.g. "You have been caught reading!" displays
- Online reading resources e.g. story time with teachers