Learning to Read

Becoming an Accomplished Reader

It will be no surprise to you that children who read well also achieve well in all curriculum subjects.  It will also be of no surprise that children who read widely go on to be outstanding communicators in both the written and spoken disciplines. Learning to read is a combination of phonetic knowledge, comprehension of combined phrases and being able to interpret contextual clues. How we teach phonics and how we expect children to progress is detailed in the two documents below:

Progression in phonics and reading overview EYFS and KS2

Daily phonics lesson overview

Assessing Progress

We assess progress in reading in many ways.  Teachers are continually  looking for progress daily as they feedback to pupils ways to get even better.  We also assess children more formally at the end of term via an examination.  The younger children also have routine ‘Spot Checks’ to monitor progress.

Reading Spot Checks