“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places that you will go.”
Reading is at the heart of all that we do at St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School. We INSPIRE our children to be confident and happy readers with a real love of books, which will last a life-time. In order to achieve this, we use a number of strategies throughout school to develop their SKILLS as readers. From an early start we use the Read, Write Inc. programme to get children off to a flying start with their reading ENCOURAGING and NUTURING their phonetic development. Read, Write Inc is a method of learning centred around synthetic phonics, it is used to aid children in their reading and writing. The children have daily lessons of Read, Write Inc. during which they are taught in the phase groups appropriate to their knowledge and SKILLS to ensure rapid PROGRESSION.
Our reading scheme is book banded by colour and is matched to children’s reading ability, which is assessed regularly.
In Key Stage Two children also have access to Reading Plus (an online personalised reading tool) to further enhance their fluency, decoding and comprehension. This also helps to further develop children’s INDEPENDENCE as readers.