At Wynyard Church of England Primary School, we aim to develop children’s reading skills whilst developing a love of reading. Classrooms are literary rich environments with a range of reading material for children to access. Classrooms also have their own designated reading areas for children to access during the school day.
Reading development is promoted through a book-banded reading scheme. Each book band includes a range of texts, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry, from Oxford Reading Tree and Pearson publications. Children read to school staff regularly and will bring home a book to practise their reading skills from the relevant book band. Books will be accompanied by your child’s reading record and we encourage parents to complete this to provide feedback to staff within school. In addition to this, children have access to Bug Club online reading material. Children also have the opportunity to access a wide selection of reading material from their classroom library, which they can bring home to share with parents.
As a school, we follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme which aims to ensure children rapidly learn to read and write. In the Autumn term, we hold a Phonics workshop for Reception parents so they can understand in more detail how phonics is taught in school and how parents can support children at home.