Our Approach To The Teaching of Reading
At John Bunyan Primary School and Nursery we aim to develop a lifelong love of reading in our children. Children are read out loud to regularly, read weekly to their teacher in guided reading groups and take books home to read with their family. We value support from home and this communication between home and school, is an important part of our approach.
Our books are part of the Accelerated Reading Programme; a computerised system which allows our children to read books and complete an online comprehension quiz.
Children’s progress is carefully tracked and those needing extra help are supported by our specialist reading teacher. Teachers carry out reading assessments which look at the strategies that children are using in their reading to identify what they need to do next to move their reading on.
Children are taught using a variety of reading strategies including phonic skills, comprehension and word recognition. Children are encouraged to learn key words so that they can recognise a large number of words by sight which makes their reading more fluent. Systematic synthetic phonics teaching is based on the Letters and Sounds Programme and children progress through the phases to learn more complex phonics which is also linked to the teaching of spelling.
Please join us on Friday mornings 8.40 - 9.15 for 'Come and Read' in Key Stage 2, a chance to share books with your children in their classroom and in our library.