Reading

At Styal, Reading is at the heart of the curriculum. We aim to develop a love and appreciation of reading which will stay with our children for life. Through a range of carefully planned, daily lessons, children learn to become successful, confident and active readers, drawing on a range of taught reading strategies.

 

Children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 receive daily 30- minute Phonics sessions, using the Read, Write Inc. programme. The programme is designed to teach the forty-four phonemes of the English language in a progressive sequence. The phonemes are shared between three sets and this engaging programme is designed so that each phoneme has a rhyme to support children’s learning and retention.

 

Children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 receive twice weekly small group guided reading sessions, using the Read, Write Inc. programme. In each session the children have the opportunity to segment and blend, applying their phonics knowledge to their reading. As a result of these sessions, our children have the opportunity to become more fluent and confident readers.

In addition to their small group guided reading sessions, children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 also receive whole class shared reading sessions three times a week. These sessions follow the structure of VIPERS, where initially each of the six key reading skills are explicitly taught and modelled, by the teacher as the expert. As the learning progresses the lessons will amalgamate several reading skills and the children will be confident in identifying and utilising each skill in their independent learning.

 

Children in Key Stage 2 receive daily whole class shared reading sessions. These sessions follow the structure of VIPERS, where initially each of the six key reading skills are explicitly taught and modelled, by the teacher as the expert. As the learning progresses the lessons will amalgamate several reading skills and the children will be confident in identifying and utilising each skill in their independent learning.

 

It is during our whole class shared reading sessions that we foster a love for a language rich curriculum and have the opportunity to immerse our children into and expose them to, a vast range of high-quality texts.

 

All children in EYFS, KS1 and LKS2 read with an adult once a week, with specific feedback given to ensure that further practise at home builds on this learning. Children needing additional support are read with daily to help them to make accelerated progress. Fluent reading is constantly modelled to the children through shared reading within whole class shared reading sessions, English lessons and throughout the curriculum, as well as developing a love for reading through class stories, novels and poems.

 

Virtual Assemblies:

01/03/21 - World Book Week Assembly https://youtu.be/SxnJTcpMcls

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Styal Primary School

Altrincham Road
Styal, Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 4JE

Main Contact: Mrs Sally Hunt
SENDCo: Mrs Claire Holliday

Tel: 01625 383 253

Email: admin@styal.cheshire.sch.uk

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