We actively encourage and promote reading with children as young as possible. Reading for pleasure at an early age with your children is a joyful experience. It's wonderful to see their skills develop, and we know that parents play a vital role in catching that reading bug even before schooling begins.
Once in school, the early teaching of reading is based on phonic-based learning programmes. These include Jolly Phonics and Bigcat Phonics, which dovetail with contextual and graphic frameworks. It is an interactive approach that covers many styles of learning - auditory, visual and kinaesthetic. Reading is actively encouraged with regular Readathons, the Read and Write programme, and teacher-initiated guided reading sessions.
We use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme throughout school. The library is well-resourced with a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. It also has a large range of guided reading book sets, too. Pupils are encouraged to read daily at home for up to twenty minutes. All of which engages the children in a variety of reading alternatives to enhance the National Curriculum. Ingoldisthorpe Primary School Promotes Reading for Pleasure at home and school