Children will read in class every day. At least once a week, every child will have a 'Guided Reading' session with their teacher. This involves sharing and discussing text, and working on individual and group reading targets.
We have a wonderful library, and children are able to choose any book from the thousands available. Teachers, TAs and our Librarian help the children to make informed choices. We also have a wide selection of books which are colour banded. Children will bring a banded book home that they are secure in which will help children to consolidate their reading skills. At school they will read a banded book one above this during their guided reading sessions.
Phonics is taught, following the 'Letters and Sounds' programme. The teachers also use and adapt other resources to compliment these lessons.
Some of our children benefit from BRP (Better Reading Partnerships) which enables them to catch up with their peers. They will work 1:1 with a teaching assistant, following and intensive 10 week programme.