Phonics and Reading

Reading at Roe Lee

Learning to read with fluency and understanding is absolutely essential for your child to embark upon a lifelong journey of education.

Early Reading at Roe Lee

From reception through to key stage one, we teach our children to read and write through a scheme called Read Write Inc. This scheme combines the teaching of phonics, reading and early literacy skills in a highly structured and integrated approach.

Please click here for further information on Read Write Inc, including video clips for parents which explain more about the scheme, show how to teach phonics and demonstrate how to pronounce pure sounds.

We are a “Get Reading. Keep Reading. Change Everything.” school

We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. Our children do well in the phonics screening check and by Year 2, the majority are fluent readers with the best chance of success in the KS1 tests.

Ruth Miskin Training recognise us for teaching the programme with fidelity and passion – we know what it takes to make reading and writing pleasurable and rewarding for our children.
This also ensures that we:

  • Raise standards in reading and writing for our children
  • Are all expertly trained by Ruth Miskin Training
  • Gain the latest programme updates through regular visits from our Ruth Miskin trainer
  • Support our most vulnerable readers with extra one-to-one teaching every day.

Read Write Inc. in action

Further reading at Roe Lee

As the children move forwards with their reading, we build from the foundations of Read Write Inc using a novel based approach. Whole class guided reading sessions use the focus novel from the English unit of work, which has been purposely chosen to help build on our children’s vocabulary offering a breadth of authors and text types.

School Library

All of our children have the opportunity to use our library and further explore the different books we have available. The children can loan a book of their choice and visit the library once per week with their class. As a school we promote the 100 book challenge, encouraging our children to try a range of books building on their love of reading. We have a team of librarians from year 6 who run the library during lunchtimes allowing children to access this space during their free time.

Supporting our families with reading

We are consistently looking at how we can support our families with reading. Here is a link to the Book Trust which offers tips to help build lifelong readers: Building a Lifelong Reader Link

Book Trust have books they recommend for children of all ages and some free online books for you to access with your family. Here is another really useful link which offers a book finder based on your child’s interests and many other areas to explore. Book Trust Link

Here at Roe Lee, we recognise the importance of building a love for reading in all our children and building a rich vocabulary with which they can continue to flourish as they complete their journey through our school.

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