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Phonics and Reading

Phonics

Phonics is taught through Letters and Sounds which teaches children to read through segmenting words in to sounds and blending them together to read the whole word.  At Follifoot, Phonics is taught daily for approximately 20 minutes in fun, interactive sessions which follow the order of revisit, teach, practise and apply.  The classes are split in to smaller groups which meet the needs of children and are fazed across classes, starting in Reception. 

Each year, Year 1 pupils are assessed in their ability to read both ‘real’ and ‘alien’ words (those that don’t make sense) through the Phonics Screening.  Class teachers prepare the children for this all year round, using activities such as ‘Monster Monday’ which gives pupils the opportunity to practise reading alien words.  Results of this assessment are fed back to parents in end of year reports.

Reading

The importance of reading is emphasised at Follifoot as much of the learning is focussed around a high quality text each term.  Children adopt a love of reading due to staff being enthusiastic and having a passion for literature. 

Children are provided with a selection of books each week to be read both in school and at home.  The books follow pupils developing phonics knowledge and comprehension skills from a wide range of schemes, including Rigby and Oxford Reading Tree, among others.  The children are encouraged to read other books alongside these which are available from the reading area in each class, as well as the library.

Staff work closely with parents to ensure that reading is being practised both in school and at home.  Parents are supported by staff in order to help their children learn and progress in both word reading and comprehension.

 

Please click on this link to access the parent guide to reading

 

Please click on the links below to access various reading resources:

Book Trust

Scholastic

School Reading list

Please click on the links below to access reading lists for each year group:

 

Recommended books for Foundation stage

Recommended books for Year 1

Recommended books for Year 2

Recommended books for Year 3

Recommend books for Year 4

Recommended books for Year 5

Recommended books for Year 6

 

 

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