Reading & Phonics

The adults in school are all skilled and trained in supporting children’s language development. We use Every Child a Talker and ICAN amongst other resources to develop the children’s vocabulary and oracy skills. Parents are encouraged to support the work we do at home too. The following link provides tips and advice on oral language: http://www.westberksecat.info.

Stories are an important aspect of language development. Children love hearing good quality stories and we encourage parents to read to their children regularly. Stories provide children with a wealth of language that they can then use to help them with their reading, writing and oral work.

Reading regularly at home and at school is really important. Daily reading is a routine that we encourage parents to maintain at home throughout their child’s time at school. This starts with books sent home from Nursery for children to share with their parents. As they move through the school, the children progress to reading books from the Read, Write, Inc. scheme which is the phonics scheme we use from F2 onwards to support the children’s early reading skills. The children are provided with a reading book and a Reading Diary. This is the way we communicate between home and school and we ask that you regularly feedback how your child is progressing.

Below is the link to a phonics and reading guide for parents. We do encourage all parents to look at this. There are short videos and support materials that will help you support your child with reading:

Read, Write Inc. Phonics Guide https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide

Details about the curriculum for speaking, vocabulary, reading and writing for each year group can be found on the ‘Our Curriculum’ page.