Policies and Documents

This page will provide access to certain documents that are most relevant to our parents.

For further information or to request documents that are not on this page, or to view any of our policies in paper format, please contact us at school.

School Policy Documents

Covid-19 Related Documents and Information

Forms

Leaflets and Other Documents

Financial Information

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Schools Financial Benchmarking information for this school

Reading and Phonics

The National Curriculum programmes of study for reading at Key Stages 1 and 2 consist of two dimensions:

  • Word reading.
  • Comprehension (both listening and reading).

Children are taught to read using a wide range of literature by recognised authors. Class reading activities include the use of individual reading, large shared texts, group/guided reading, on-screen texts and other visual texts (film etc). Phonics (skills of segmentation and blending of words and letters and knowledge of the alphabetical code) is taught using Letters and Sounds.

In EYFS and Key stage 1 books are selected for individual reading from the following schemes: Phonic Bug, Rigby Star, Rigby Rocket, Storyworlds, Songbird phonics and Oxford Reading Tree. These include both fiction and non-fiction books. The range of schemes used allows a match to be made with the child's reading ability and interests. Children also select a book from the class library to read or share at home.

In Key Stage 2 children select, with support, books from their class library. The class library includes a wide range of fiction and non-fiction. Some books from reading schemes are included in the class selection the remainder being books by recognised and celebrated authors.

Code X and Rising Stars materials have proved effective for pupils with Special Educational Needs in Key Stage 2.

Group and guided reading is taught using Lighthouse, Lightning, Connections and Scholastic Literacy Centre Schemes and our own collections of books.

During the year each class works with a partner class to share reading together.

Throughout the school we recognise and value the importance of parents, particularly so in reading where the partnership between school and home is vital in developing keen, independent readers. All children have a reading diary for parents and children to record their home reading activities. Guidance for reading with your child at different stages of their school life is also available on this website.

 

All documents on this page are pdf files unless otherwise stated.