Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ the King RC Primary School

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Phonics & Reading Scheme


Phonics is taught daily at Christ the King and we follow the Letters and Sounds document (see link below). This is a synthetic approach and refers to ‘synthesising’, or blending, the sounds to read words. This phonics programme aims to build children's speaking and listening skills as well as prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven. In school we also access the phonics bug resource which links to our school reading scheme.

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Learning to read is one of the most important skills a child will learn at school. At Christ the King, we want children to have a passion for reading. We want to develop enthusiastic and confident readers who read not only for information but also for enjoyment. In school reading opportunities are provided on a daily basis from guided reading, whole class reading, one to one weekly reading to visits to the school library and a weekly STAR (Sit together and Read) session on a Friday morning, whereby parents and children are welcome to come into our school library and to quietly sit and read together.
Structured reading schemes run throughout the school; Pearson's Bug Club and Oxford Reading Tree which aim to develop and extend children's reading at their individual levels. All children are given an individual login for active learn primary and an individual reading book to take home to support their learning. Parents are actively encouraged to be involved in their child’s reading journey throughout their time at school and all children have a home school reading journal to ensure there is clear communication between home and school.

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