Reading at Norham St.Ceolwulf’s Church of England First School First School
At Norham St.Ceolwulf’s Church of England First School we believe that reading is an essential life skill and is at the core of the curriculum. Children are strongly encouraged to read for enjoyment and to gain information as well as critically evaluate the texts that they select.
Systematic phonics teaching is our prime approach when teaching reading. Phonics commences as soon as the children have settled into Reception and continues throughout all year groups as our key strategy for teaching spelling as well as reading. We use Read, Write, Inc. scheme because it provides a systematic and concentrated approach. The scheme is used as a focus for guided reading and writing activities and children work in groups that are matched to their reading attainment. All children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 receive at least one guided reading sessions per week with their teacher.
All children will have home reading books which are colour coded so that the children can choose from the level that matches their reading attainment. To ensure that the children experience reading across genres and that they read a rich variety of books choosing from our own school library each week.
Children are also able to borrow books from both our school library and from the Northumberland County Council library, which provides the school with a range of titles and genres each term.
We are committed to ensuring that children develop spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary as integral aspects of the teaching of every subject. English is taught as both a subject in its own right and as the vehicle for teaching the full curriculum.
The English curriculum covers Speaking & Listening, Reading, and Writing including punctuation, grammar and Spelling.
Our curriculum enables children to express themselves creatively and to communicate with others clearly and effectively. It also ensures that the children recognise and understand the purpose of their writing and their intended audience.
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