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Literacy Plans

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Literacy is taught as a discreet subject daily in a dedicated Literacy lesson.  Where ever possible we make links to other areas of the curriculum in particular through our themes.  This is to help children apply the skills they are learning in meaningful contexts and also to draw on the content of our themes as a stimulus for reading and writing.  In Key Stage 1 (and for those children who need it in Key Stage 2) there is daily phonics teaching.  Phonics is taught using the DfE recommended 'Letters and Sounds' programme, suplemented with activities from 'Jolly Phonics'.  'Literacy Skills' (maily grammar skills) are also timetabled in KS2.  All children take part in a weekly Guided Reading session with their class teacher and will do other reading related activities while other groups have their session.  In addition to this children are also heard to read individually either daily or 3 times weekly depending on need, until they are fluent. At this point they will have more freedom to choose books, including from our new libraries, and they will discuss their individual reading with the teacher from time to time.  Our core reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree.  All books are colour banded to enable children to select a book at an appropriate reading level to take home and we cannot emphasise enough how vital and wonderful it is to share reading at home regularly (every day!) with your children.  Books and reading records must be brought into school every day.

Reading guidance for parents

Please have a look at this powerpoint for information about how to help your child with reading.

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