Currently we are re-designing our curriculum to better reflect the skills, knowledge and understanding need in the 21st century.
Reading Scheme / Accelerated Reader (AR)
Reception and Year 1
These children use a book banded scheme which allows them to progress at their own pace. It gives them practise in both word-recognition and understanding what they have read.
We have invested in the Accelerated Reader (AR) scheme which ensures childrens books are closely matched to their reading ability - again both word recognition and comprehension. After reading, children are expected to take a short quiz to see whether they need to move on or spend more time consolidating their skills.
In EYFS and KS1 children learn phonics using activities from the Read Write Inc program and take home related sounds and tricky words to support their learning. Phonics is taught daily in EYFS and KS1 and children are reassessed every six weeks to check the level they are working at.