Phonics & Reading
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.
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds.
From September 2022, Corringham CE Primary School, has used Little Wandle Letter and Sounds Revised as their Systematic Synthetic Phonics programme. Currently all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are accessing some or all of the teaching scheme and all children are accessing the reading scheme books. Reading books are fully decodeable and assigned to children with regard to their phonic ability. In school children have three reading sessions a week. The same text is then sent home as an e-book and children and parents are asked to read three times a week at home to develop fluency.
Where teachers have recognised gaps in phonic knowledge, they wil implement a Little Wandle Catch Up intervention to close the gap and bring children in line with their expected learning. This occurs in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
Additionally, the school uses a selection of other reading book schemes so the teachers can ensure all children across the school are challenged at the right level. Currently we have access to Oxford Reading Tree, Ginn 360 and Rigby Star. For those children who struggle with reading and may perhaps have a diasgnosis of dyslexia, the school has a collection of dyslexia friendly books available. These are set out in a way that makes it easier for children with dyslexia to read but the content is still of interest to them.
For further information relating to Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised please visit the parents page via this link.
Summary of the DfE's Reading Framework
Please see the files to read the changes in the Reading Framework.
We are pleased to announce our reading ambassadors are:-
Scarlet W, Molly S, Zara, Erica, Lucy, Lydia, Poppy, Libby, Isabel, Ella, Raya and Rosie.
They will help promote reading for pleasure throughout the school community.
We hope to develop this through:
- Social reading environments
- Reading aloud
- Independent Reading
- Informal book talk, inside text talk and recommendations
Building reading communtities that are reciprical and interactive.
The aims of developing this is to:
Embed a reading for pleasure culture at Corringham School.
Develop children's ability and enthusiasm for talking about books.
Make a wide range of up to date, high quality texts readily available to the children and staff.
Improve staff and children's attitude to reading.
Develop social reading environments.