Phonics and Early Reading
We love to read at Shrewton!
What does Phonics and Early Reading look like at Shrewton?
- All children are taught to read from their individual starting points to ensure they reach age-related expectations.
- Reading, including the teaching of systematic phonics, is taught from the very beginning of Reception.
- Phonics is taught every day.
- Regular, on-going assessment tracks pupil progress in phonics to ensure early identification of children needing additional support.
- Teachers and support staff have regular, high quality training linked to phonics and Early Reading
- Our reading scheme supports the teaching and application of phonics. There is clear progression through each phase and children are given the opportunity to rehearse reading and retell stories that match the grapheme-phoneme correspondence. Their reading books match their phonics level.
- The phonics programme at Shrewton matches or exceeds national expectations of the Early Learning Goals. The school has clear expectations of pupils phonics progress from EYFS to Y2 using our phonics tracking document.
- Reading has a high-profile in all our classrooms. Pupil vocabulary is developed through the sharing of stories, poems, rhymes and non-fiction texts. In EYFS, pupils are encouraged to use props to retell and create their own stories.
- Parents are supported through regular workshops including phonics and reading.
- EYFS is part of the whole school Talk for Reading approach where they share ambitious texts linked to the Pie Corbett Reading Spine.
- Book Buddies and Phonics Buddies give pupils opportunities to be mentored by older children in the school daily.