Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.
"Reading is the passport to countless adventures"- Mary Pope Osborne.
"Reading is the gateway for children that makes all other learning possible" - Barack Obama
We start teaching children to read from the day they join us in Early Years by ensuring that children have regular opportunities to hold books, to look at a variety of texts, to talk about books and to listen to stories and rhymes being read from books. Our youngest children learn that all print carries meaning, and they begin to develop an understanding of story structure and characters. This is modelled through provision, story time, and small group time. The process of learning to read starts with the teaching of phonics. We teach discrete phonics lessons daily in Early Years; please refer to our 'phonics' page for more information about this.
KEY STAGE ONE
In Year One and Year Two, children develop their reading through the RWI scheme. Children are streamed into groups, catered to their ability. The children are assessed each half-term to determine what group they are in.
Children access high-quality texts throughout the curriculum and are able to develop their reading by exploring non-fiction, fiction and poetry.
KEY STAGE TWO
At Barnburgh, we follow the Read Write Inc DFE accredited synthetic phonics reading scheme. RWI is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing. Reception and KS1 children are taught in differentiated groups and some children from KS2 are streamed into these sessions.
When using Read Write Inc to read, the children will:
Barnburgh's Reading Culture
At Barnburgh, we pride ourselves on promoting a love for reading. All children have the opportunity to select a book to read for pleasure from the school library. Children are able to take this book home or may choose to leave it in school to enjoy it throughout the school day.
Alongside this, we continue to celebrate reading through book fairs, celebrating reading events such as World Book Day and author visits to ignite children's interest in reading further.