We read children to exciting and inspiring stories, which allow opportunities for children to learn about repeated patterns in stories, characters, story setting, events and much more. We give the children opportunities to join in with repeated parts of stories, act them out, re-tell them and explore different parts of them.
Children are taught reading skills through guided (small group) reading sessions. Guided reading sessions take place on a daily basis, they can develop their love of books in our reading corner; consolidate their phonic skills using iPad apps and have direct teacher led reading session, TA supported comprehension activities and independent activities linked to the books that the children have read.
The reading schemes that we use at school for our fiction books are Oxford Reading Tree, and Project X. This provide a selection of fiction and non-fiction books suited to each child’s level of reading.
We enjoy being part of the library book loan scheme, which allow us to enhance our books available in class with a range of good quality fiction and non-fiction books, which are changed termly.
We teach daily phonics sessions for 20 minutes in Year 1 and 2. We base our phonics teaching on Letters and Sounds, this is a synthetic phonics program where children are taught about the relationship between a letter (grapheme) and the sounds of the English language (phoneme). Children work through phase 5 and 6 whilst in Year 1 and 2.
Learning in Class 1 and 2