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Reading and Phonics

Teaching of Reading and Phonics

At Woodlands, children will develop an appreciation of reading by becoming confident in using a range of decoding, comprehension and inference skills. They will be able to respond to a range of texts with their own views and opinions. Through quality teaching, children will be given skills that will enhance their reading; particularly when using expression and punctuation in a text. They will be given rich opportunities to read a range of different texts out loud to an audience. 

As such, we will use a range of texts in Literacy and Guided Reading sessions using a range of banded/levelled books to support all children at the appropriate level.  We use a quality range of books, some from reading schemes and others not to provide children with a range of texts from a variety of sources.  Some of the books that we use are from the folllowing schemes: Oxfored Reading Tree, Treetops, Rigby Star, Project X, Spelling Bug and Reading Bug.

We teach the early stages of reading through Phonics.  We use Letters and Sounds, a variety of different resources and our professional judgement which draws on best practice including Smart Kids, teacher made resources, Twinkl, Read, Write, Inc and the Oxford website.  Children are arranged into small groups for discrete phonics teaching.  Children who need Phonics teaching beyond Key Stage One continue to receive discrete teaching as part of their Literacy lessons. 

Click here to download a guide on how to further support your child with their reading at home.