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Of all the activities that children engage in at school, reading is the one that most parents want to know more about. It's encouraging for staff to know that parents are keen to find out how they can continue their child's learning at home and support them with their reading and we hope the links below will help.
Children need as much encouragement as possible, at home and school, to become enthusiastic readers. It is not all about getting on to the next level. Enjoying reading and becoming an independent reader are also necessary for lifelong learning.
The information below gives an overview of reading activities from Reception through to the start of a pupil's junior education. It also gives some advice to enable parents to feel confident about reading with their child.

Key Stage One Phonics

Phonics is taught in a highly structured programme of daily lessons across Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 in groups differentiated according to children’s phonic awareness and development. The Letters and Sounds programme is followed, providing a synthetic approach to the teaching of phonics. Each session gives an opportunity for children to revisit their previous experience, be taught new skills, practise together and apply what they have learnt.


Phonic assessment

Children’s progress is continually reviewed to allow for movement between groups. Children are formally assessed at the end of each term.

The National Phonics Screening Check is performed in the end of Year 1. Prior to this, Year 1 phonics workshops give parents information about how they can support their children at home with phonics. The purpose of the screening check is to confirm that all children have learned phonic decoding to an age appropriate standard. The children who did not meet the required standard for the check in Year 1 enter it again in Year 2, after receiving additional support.  This support continues into KS2, where required.

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