Teaching of Reading
At Lambourn Primary we begin with vocabulary development and sharing stories for pleasure. Children with their parents, carers, key person, peers and library enjoy hearing good quality narratives. They use the same language to feed back their own life stories using story language and time connectives. E.g. Once upon a time, A long, long time ago, first, next, then, afterwards and finally.
In nursery and reception the adults are all skilled to support children’s language development. Assessing and planning using Every Child A Talker and ICAN resources/toolkits.
Nursery and Reception teachers plan to develop children’s speaking and listening skills, phonological awareness and oral blending and segmenting, to prepare them for learning to read and write using Letters and Sounds.
The activities they use are intended to be used as part of a broad and rich language curriculum that has speaking and listening at its centre, links language with physical and practical experiences, and provides an environment rich in print and abundant in opportunities to engage with books.
Read Write Inc
Children become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
Key words you will hear your children using
Grapheme (letters used in spelling and reading e.g. ai). Phoneme (sound that the letters make /a/) Diagraph (two letters that make one sound e.g. ai). Letters written between // are the sound, think of the forward slashes as ears - to hear. Children are supported and encouraged to use their fingers for spelling and clapping for syllables.
In the Nursery the children take home books to share. As they progress, some children will be given a reading book from the school’s banded reading scheme.
From Reception children progress through the bands at the pace deemed appropriate for them by ongoing teacher assessment.
Each band contains the whole range of genre with books from published schemes, well-known
authors and recommended primary book lists.
Please remember that the School Diary is a means of communication between home and school and we ask that you regularly feedback how your child is progressing with their book, as it is important to ensure they read as much as possible and that we ensure their books are changed as needed.