Reading and Phonics Schemes

ASHURST CE AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL
 
READING SCHEMES AND PHONICS
 
Success in reading is fundamental to each pupil's progress at school, and our high pupil:teacher ratio enables us to give maximum individual support in the early stages.  We give a very high priority to the teaching of reading, using a variety of strategies.
 
Pupils are taught phonics using 'Jolly Phonics' and 'Jolly Grammar' in Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two where appropriate.  Alongside other reading skills they are given many opportunities to develop an enjoyment of books.  Skills in reading for information and reference are also developed progressively.  Story books from a variety of published reading schemes including the 'Oxford Reading Tree', 'Ginn 360', 'Gayway', 'Newway', 'Read Write Inc', 'Pirate Books' and  'One, Two, Three and Away', are used as a Foundation.  Individual reading progress is monitored very closely and results are shared with respective parents on Consultation Evenings.
 
Reading should always be enjoyable, and we aim to help pupils to discover a joy in the world of books, which will last a lifetime.