All children take part in daily English and Maths lessons. In addition, the rehearsal and application of basic skills learned in the core curriculum are incorporated into other subjects. Children begin to read and write by following a phonic programme called ‘Read Write Inc.’
Throughout the school children read books from a number of schemes such as ‘Oxford Reading Tree.’ However, as soon as possible, we like children to be reading books that are not part of a scheme. All of the children’s reading books are colour coded and children choose books from the colour band most suitable for their ability.
As pupils progress through the academy, they will be encouraged to do work at home in order to consolidate work done in school. In particular from the Nursery onwards your child will be encouraged to bring reading books home to share with you. Parents are requested to help us to develop the children’s reading by completing a home/school reading record.