At Earith Primary School our overall aim is to inspire the children to read for pleasure as well as for purpose. We encourage the children to read at home every day.
In EYFS and Key Stage 1 phonics is taught daily at a discrete, dedicated time, primarily following the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics programme. In Key Stage 2 further phonics provision is provided to those children who require it and the teaching of spelling is continued using Babcock ‘No Nonsense Spelling’ to support planning.
Our reading scheme books are colour banded and the children progress through the bands as they become more able in their reading ability. In EYFS the children begin by taking home wordless books. This allows them to become familiar with the conventions of a book and to use the pictures as a context for discussion without being constrained by the necessity to read words. As the children become more confident they begin to read books that are appropriately matched to their increasing phonic knowledge. As the children move through the school and become more secure with their word decoding skills we support them to further develop their fluency, expression and comprehension skills.
At Earith Primary School we ensure that we provide a broad range of ‘home’ reading books which include fiction and non-fiction books from schemes such as, ‘Oxford Reading Tree’, ‘Bug Club-Comics for Phonics’ and ‘ Pearson-Storyworlds’.
We also encourage all of our children to visit and borrow books from our school library and to read from books or other text sources that they have available at home. We are committed to helping all of our children to become successful readers and to enthuse all of our children with a lifelong love of reading.