READING & WRITING
English Curriculum Leader: Mr Curtis
The school adopts a whole-school reading approach for the majority of situations with the focus being on understanding high-quality texts and extract. Where children require additional support decoding text, this is provided through additional 1:1 and small group work. The school summatively assesses reading using the NFER – Reading Tests.
In Reception and Year 1, children are taught phonics using Read, Write, Inc. Where children require this, they will continue this in subsequent year groups. Please see the phonics page for further detailed information.
The school use Jelly & Bean Phonics books to assist early reading skills and Project X books once pupils are identified as needing further decoding work beyond Year 1 phonics lessons.
Click on the black circle to see our Y1 to Y6 reading implementation.
Click above to see Y2 to Y6 – progression of reading texts
We love reading at The Friars Primary School, and every week a child from each class from Y1 to Y6 get to select a new book for their class library. Each class has a class catalogue from which to choose from and the ‘Champion Readers’ are those who have been reading all week. We want develop a love of ‘Reading for Pleasure’ culture in the school, alongside our systematic teaching of reading skills. We have had many comments and links with authors who are amazed that their book has been chosen by our pupils.