The school has a Phonics Subject Leader who takes the lead in modelling, monitoring and assessing the phonics programme.
In Key Stage 1 – years 1 and 2 – the children are taught reading through the Read, Write Inc programme for which children are placed in groups according to ability. In addition, there is time during the day for teachers to reinforce phonics and to hear children read individually. There may be one or two groups taking part in additional reading-led activities at this time. The emphasis is on individual reading, consolidation of reading skills and phonic reinforcement during this session.
All Guided Reading sessions are planned in order to make sure all strands for reading are covered. Reception children participate in twice weekly story sessions in small groups. The text is read to them; the purpose of these sessions is to develop comprehension skills. More information can be found in the EYFS Reading policy.
The timetable below exemplifies the weekly structure of DR and how each session is implemented. Our aim is to promote a purposeful reading provision which allows all pupils to deepen their understanding of the texts they read through the systematic use of a series of strategies and language stems. The children take part in a vocabulary session once a week to develop their clarifying skills and become familiar with new words.
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