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KS1 phonics and reading schemes

English

In Early Years and Key Stage One, children learn to read and spell through the Read Write Inc programme. Further details of the Read Write Inc programme for parents can be found at

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

where tutorial videos are available for parents to support their children’s reading at home.   

In Key Stage Two daily guided reading sessions take place which focus on comprehension within a range of different texts.

Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Handwriting is taught within English lessons across a range of fiction and non-fiction genres. Writing is taught through the Talk4Writing programme developed by the author Pie Corbett. This gives the children the chance to learn stories, become story tellers themselves and grow into inspired story writers. Further information can be found at

http://www.talk4writing.co.uk.

 

Accelerated Reader.
 
Accelerated Reader is a reading programme that supports children with independent reading. The children take a star test which gives them a reading level range. The children go to the library and choose a book from the beginning of that range. They read the book and take an online quiz. If they score 100%, the book is not challenging and they move onto a more difficult book. Ideally a score of 85% is what we are aiming for. The star test is very individual, it responds to the answers the children give, for example if they get the answers correct the difficulty level is increased. So the tests are important, if a child rushes the test it will give a false book level. The children will learn how to take the tests and in some cases they will be re-tested to ensure they are on the correct level. Sometimes the books seem too easy, but the quiz results will inform the teachers and more challenging books will be sought.