Poulton-le-Sands C of E Primary School

Phonics and Reading

We are committed to teaching phonics and early reading through a variety of ways that best meet the needs of our children. In order to do this we use the Letters and Sounds guidance that teaches phonics in a fun way and gets the children off to a flying start.

In reading we aim to develop a love of reading to inspire the children to read for pleasure. we have a wide breath of books from published schemes such as Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star and Jelly Bean.

Our rainbow readers read across all genres and we aim to provide children with an exciting range of authors & titles. We are very grateful to our reading helpers who assist the children to progress. We have also recently introduced our reading challenge for the older year groups to encourage them to read a variety of books as can be seen below.

As a part of our commitment to phonics and reading, we are constantly ordering new titles (thank you Mrs Forrest!). Every week all children have a chance to choose and sign out a book from the library using our Junior Librarian system, before returning it when they have completed it.

We have also improved our guided reading selection for Key Stage 2 to provide more up to date and relevant interesting  books for the children.

This is our school commitment. In order for the children to progress, we also expect the children to read at home daily in order to practice and improve their independence.