A wide range of reading schemes, including Oxford Reading Tree, are organised within a colour-banded scheme. This provides a broad and varied range of texts and genres to encourage a love of reading. This system is used across the whole school.
In order to read with fluency and accuracy our children are encouraged to explore, develop and orchestrate a full range of reading cues (phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual) through a variety of opportunities and experiences. Our main goal is to develop individuals reading skills levels so that they are able to read to learn.
Reading is developed through:
- providing a wide range of material (including multi media) and opportunities for children to select from this for pleasure and for information
- helping children understand how texts work
- reading support for each child (the frequency of which will be determined by the child’s level of development)
- structured banding of reading books to enable children to progress through levels suited to their own individual needs
- a progressive programme of phonics and word recognition in accordance with the Primary Framework for Literacy
- shared and guided reading lessons using a wide range of genres
- home-school reading link
- ensuring that all children are immersed in an environment rich in print
- reading aloud to children
- reading and reciting poetry with expression
- intervention groups