At Adswood Primary School our vision is that children will develop a life-long love for reading and an appreciation of a range of books. We intend that our pupils will be both independent and reflective readers who can read fluently and for meaning. We aim that children use a variety of reading skills to enable them to access all other areas of learning.
This begins with Read, Write Inc. from Nursery (FS1) through to Year 1. Read, Write, Inc is and systematic programme for teaching reading. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills as well as developing their phonic knowledge and skills. Reading begins in Nursery with children being taught to tune in to the sounds around them and to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills. From here children are taught sounds for letters or groups of letters and will begin to practice blending (reading) and segmenting (spelling) through interactive games and activities.
How can I support my child with phonics?
• Read as much as possible with your child.
• Help your child to practise their letter sounds
• Encourage them to look at sounds in words and decode for themselves when reading. Resist giving them the word and guide them to use the phonics they know. Have fun making up alien words! Draw funny aliens and give them weird phonic names.
Adswood Active Reading is our approach to shared reading. Adswood Active Reading is based on the principles of the Literacy Shed's VIPERs and is designed to equip our student’s with a number of skills that they can apply to any text they wish to read. Our reading sessions are timetabled to ensure that all children from Y1-6 have focused time with a staff member and independent reading time. At Adswood, our students have access to a wide range of genres, authors and series of books in our vibrant and inviting Reading Rocket. Every child has the opportunity to take home a book from our Reading Rocket and change it as frequently as necessary. We promote reading with parents by sending home Reading Records encouraging children and parent’s to record any reading that takes place at home.
At the end of every school day each teacher will share a class read promoting a love of reading and exposure to a rich reading diet. The set texts for each class are selected from the suggested texts from Focus Education and cover a wide range of themes and genres.
For children in need extra support our Teaching Assistants deliver precise and high quality reading interventions; these include Stockport Early Reading Intervention and Fresh Start. Teachers and teaching assistants work in partnership to boost children where they need it most. Our interventions can be one to one or small group and targets a specific need whether it be phonics or comprehension.
Our pupils’ love of reading is highlighted every year when we take part in World Book Day. Both staff and pupils enjoy dressing up as their favourite characters and sharing stories with each other.