Curriculum Overview & Subjects
Reading & Phonics Documents
Reading in Action
At Scissett CE Academy we believe that every opportunity to practise our reading skills should be taken. We try to make this as varied as possible so that children are reading to different audiences and people. We read as individuals and practise our comprehension skills. We are currently using VIPERS to help us improve in this area. We read as a class, especially in Key Stage 2 with some more challenging books, where we discuss events and the way that the text has been written. We have a class share session where we get the chance to read with either older or younger children. This can give us extra practise or allow us to perform our reading skills. We are very lucky to have a range of Reading Friends who come in to help some of us read more regularly. We may even sometimes read as a whole school in sessions such as Worship times. We know that reading is very important and we do not want to waste one chance to get better at it.
We Love Reading
We have started to collect favourite books from adults and children who work in our School Community. We will try to keep this updated and if there is a book that you would like to recommend make sure you listen for when the website will be updated and we will add some more to our gallery.
One of the questions we often get is how can we practise reading at home or are there new books that you would recommend for us to buy to read at home. Please find attached a range of websites with activities and free resources. There are also recommended books for different reading ages. Please keep checking the BooksTrust site as they update their reading lists on a monthly basis with new and exciting books which you may not know have been released. And remember reading can include magazines, blogs, newspapers, non-fiction texts. So make sure you have access to a complete range. We hope that this helps.
|BBC Nursery Songs||A collection of nursery songs from the Early Learning series Listen and Play and Playtime.||Click|
|Book Trust||Suggested books for children, advice on how to read with your child, book lists, fun games, competitions to win free books, Children's Book Club etc.||Click|
|Love Reading||Expert recommendations and opening extracts of books.||Click|
|Oxford Owl||Phonics advice and access to free E-Books. Free to register.||Click|
|Pearson||Publisher’s website designed to give parents help and advice for reading with children.||Click|
|Phonics||A useful website featuring free resources for KS1 (and the option of subscribing)||Click|
|Read for my School||Reading competition for Years 3- 4 featuring a great range of books, including those for the struggling reader.||Click|