Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. We follow a systematic, synthetic phonics approach to teach the development of reading and also spelling skills. The Letters and Sounds Programme is used and children work in a multi-sensory way. Phonics consists of knowledge of the skills of segmenting and blending phonemes, knowledge of the alphabetic code and an understanding of principles which underpin the code. Our approach is fast-paced allowing excellent progress in the development of reading fluency and writing skills.
Our pupils have a love of books and reading from their earliest days in school. Reading mastery helps children to unlock learning in all areas of school life and beyond. We have an exciting literacy and literature rich learning environment to ignite children’s interest and their writing is celebrated and displayed. The children engage in a wide-range of reading and writing activities during their days in school. We are well-resourced and ICT opportunities are embraced. Our Library is used by Early Years and we have a full-time Librarian; part of her role is to inspire reading and to arrange author presentations at school.
Teachers assess individual children’s progress and ensure that they are given appropriate activities and resources to match their needs.
“I love learning and writing my letters in Phonics.”