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Through our ‘Learning Journey’ curriculum, ‘every lesson is a literacy lesson’ with planned reading opportunities as integral parts of the learning sequence. Reading is truly cross curricular and embedded throughout the curriculum.


In addition, dedicated timetabled reading lessons facilitate the teaching of specific fluency and comprehension skills.


In EYFS and key stage one, discrete RML phonics lessons and are taught in homogenous ability groups. The ‘RML’ phonics scheme is used to teach early reading and ensure that children are able to decode efficiently. In addition, a range of reading materials, including ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ books are used to support guided reading and practise at home. 


We have a wide selection of fiction and non fiction home/ school reading books as well as well stocked libraries in every classroom. All children, as soon as they are ready, have an ability matched Oxford Reading Tree scheme book and a self chosen library book to read both in school and at home for practise. Please see ‘guidance for independent (home/school) reading document.


Reading is promoted and celebrated throughout the life of school; EYFS ‘Open House’, half termly reading assemblies, ‘Reader of the Month’ assemblies, regular book quizzes are just some of the ways in which we achieve this.


Please see our reading policy for further information.