Reading at Wigton Moor

A summary and use of schemes

In Reception...

Children begin learning the basic building blocks of reading: phonics.

Children learn to recognise and put together 'sounds' to make words. They eventually link this to spelling a word and writing the word. Pupils are also taught "tricky words" that are not phonetically regular. Once children are able to recognise a basic range of sounds and put them together to make words they are offered opportunities to read these sounds as a variety of vocabulary and sentences.

As confidence and ability grows "Floppy Phonics" is used as a book to take home to read.

Reading in Reception - more information


In Key Stage 1...

Reading is taught and practised in KS1 by specific teaching, guided reading and pupils are encouraged to read at home with their parent or carer. More formal schemes are used in KS1, predominantly Oxford Reading Tree. Once children are more fluent readers, a far greater range of books are on offer with over 30 publishers used by school; these books have been colour banded by staff in school to represent different levels of difficulty.

Reading in Year 1 - more information

Reading in Year 2 - more information


In Key Stage 2...

The banding system continues into KS2 allowing children to use a wide range of reading material at a level appropriate for them. Children access books by using the library to choose books to take home. Guided and shared reading takes place in whole class sessions and small groups during lessons with reading material selected by the teacher to enhance reading skills and linked to the wider curriculum.

Reading in Key Stage 2 - more information


This is a general overview; for more detailed information please see our Guide to the Teaching of Reading at Wigton Moor School documents. (see links on website)

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