We offer a balanced approach to the teaching of reading, using a variety of methods, and aim to foster a love of books by encouraging enjoyment and understanding alongside the development of reading skills.
Children are encouraged to express their ideas in writing from the start, gradually refining the content of their work; the spelling, grammar and handwriting. They are taught to write in a variety of styles, for a variety of purposes and audiences, increasing the amount of detail as appropriate.
Speaking and listening skills enable children to express their views with increasing complexity and to listen to the views of others with increasing understanding and reflection.
We currently use Letters and Sounds as our main Phonics scheme. We use a range of reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree.