Ashbury Primary School

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Reading and Phonics

Reading

WAYLAND

Guided reading and individual reading sessions take place daily, during which children have the opportunity to change their reading books. Please continue to read daily with your children and ask them questions about what they have read to make them think about the story. In addition to the school reading books, children are encouraged to read a range of texts. Reading certificates will be given out at the end of each term for children who read regularly at home

Initially Foundation children will bring home books with pictures only. These books allow the children to develop confidence and story-telling skills. Children should be encouraged to hold the book correctly, read the title, and look at the left page and then the right pages reading from the front of the book to the back. Reading daily with your child and asking questions about the characters, setting and the main events will help your child develop a solid foundation in reading.

 

RIDGEWAY

Every day, children will read during their allocated time. This is monitored daily. Children undertake various activities throughout the week. This may be reading individual reading books to an adult, being part of a guided reading activity, completing a comprehension exercise based on a guided reading book or silent reading. During reading sessions, children will have opportunities and be encouraged to change their book. They will need to keep their book lists in school so that they can mark off the books they have read.   Please remind your child to change their books within the school day rather than be supervised after school. All children are monitored closely to assess their progress within the book boxes. The reading challenge will continue from last year and begin in Term 1. Certificates will be given out at the end of each term to celebrate the number of days reading that each child has achieved.

ASHDOWN

The children will read every day during their allocated reading time. All reading is monitored daily. Children undertake various activities throughout the week. This may be reading individual reading books to an adult, being part of a guided reading activity, completing a comprehension exercise based on a guided reading book or silent reading. During reading sessions children will have opportunities and be encouraged to change their book. They will need to keep their book lists in school so that they can mark off the books they have read.   Please remind children to change their books within the school day rather than be supervised after school. All children are monitored closely to assess their progress within the book boxes. If you have concerns please discuss them with Miss Cranston. The Reading challenge will continue from last year. This will begin in Term 1. Certificates will be given out at the end of each term to celebrate the number of days reading that each child has achieved.

Phonics

The planning for how phonics is taught throughout the school uses ‘Letters and Sounds’ publications, as well as new elements from the National Curriculum.

A number of reading schemes are used throughout the school to promote a broad variety of interest. Rigby Star is used for guided reading, and a selection of books including Oxford Reading Tree and Phonics Bug are used for home reading books to ensure that the needs of every child are met.

All pupils’ progress is regularly assessed, and pupils in Year 1 have a phonics screening.

Ofsted

The school's religious character is an integral part of everyday live at Ashbury. Pupills' behaviour is excellent.

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