At Easington Colliery Primary School we aim to teach children to:
- Read with fluency, accuracy and understanding.
- Develop an understanding and appreciation of literary, non-fiction and non-literary texts.
We ask that parents and carers support their child at home by reading with their child for at least 15 minutes each night.
Easington Colliery Primary School has a variety of reading schemes, including Oxford Reading Tree and Read Write Inc, to support children to develop their reading skills. Children are given books appropriate to their reading ability.
Once children have progressed on to ‘free readers’ there is a large selection of books in each classroom for children to choose from and they are encouraged to read a variety of text types and books by different authors.
Phonics is currently being taught in daily discreet phonics sessions using Read Write Inc. principles and resources, which ensures all children, regardless of their ability are accessing phonics input appropriate to their need.
Children in Year 1 are required to take a statutory check to assess their understanding of phonics.