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How we teach reading

How We Teach Reading

Learning to read is one of the most important things your child will learn at our school. Everything else depends on it, so we put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly as possible.

We want your child to love reading- and to want to read for themselves. This is why we work hard to make sure children develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read.

We start by teaching ‘phonics’ in Reception class (Squirrels) using the highly successful ‘Read Write Inc’ phonics programme. Children learn how to ‘read’ the sounds in words and how those sounds can be written down. This is essential for reading and it also helps children how to spell well.

The children also practise reading (and spelling) ‘red’ or ‘tricky’ words, such as ‘said’ ‘once’ and ‘where.’