At Shepton Mallet Community Infant’s School and Nursery, we place an emphasis on the teaching of reading to ensure all pupils can learn to read fluently and accurately. We believe that all pupils should leave primary school as fluent readers, who have a love of reading, and are able to comprehend a range of texts – we believe that this increases the accessibility of the wider curriculum for pupils.
Phonics is taught systematically and discretely as our initial approach for the teaching of early reading so that children have the skills they need to decipher new words and read fluently and confidently by the end of KS1. We use an online program called ‘Bug Club’ for this.
Alongside phonics, pupils engage in a broad and rich language and literacy curriculum to build vocabulary, narrative and storytelling skills to enable pupils to be able to read with understanding and enjoyment as they progress through KS1.
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