At Neroche Community Primary School our school aim of living and learning for life underpins our ambitious curriculum for all learners, which contributes towards their knowledge and cultural capital. We want all children to discover a love for reading and books, and to understand the importance reading can play in unlocking wider learning, knowledge and understanding.
The aim of our reading curriculum is to develop individuals who read widely, with both fluency and comprehension, to enable them to approach the next stages of their education as confident readers and learners.
At Neroche we use the phonics scheme Read Write Inc. from preschool onwards. In the preschool, short, regular phonics sessions focus on sound exploration and recognising phonemes. In Reception this becomes more formalised with daily phonics sessions, learning RWI Set 1 and 2 sounds. Year One pupils consolidate their understanding and application of RWI Set 1 and 2 sounds as well as learning RWI Set 3 sounds.
Once pupils are familiar with Sets 1 to 3 they continue to consolidate their understanding of phonemes/graphemes in reading and writing lessons.
For more information about our phonics scheme please talk to your child’s class teacher.
From Year Two*, pupils are able to access Accelerated Reader; an online computer programme to support teachers in monitoring children’s independent reading practice. Children are able to independently choose their own book at an appropriate level. On completion of each book, children can take a short quiz on an iPad or laptop that will give children, teachers and parents a numerical result to show how much of the text has been understood.
*and where appropriate some children in Year One.
For more information on Accelerated Reader, please see the Parent Guide at the bottom of this page.
Pupils not using Accelerated Reader:
Pupils in preschool are given some sound books to take home, from the summer term onwards.
In Reception and Year One, children take home book-banded books appropriate to their phonetic knowledge. These books have been carefully grouped by the teachers in school to ensure they follow the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme. The books given to take home are determined by the class teacher, and choosing home books is a supported activity by the class teacher or TA.