The ultimate purpose of children learning to read is that they read for pleasure and that they are able to use the printed word with ease and confidence as a source of information. When teaching reading we use a variety of strategies including phonics, word recognition (look and say), use of picture cues etc. These methods are supported by a cross-section of reading materials, which includes our core reading scheme: the Oxford Reading Tree. We use Letters and Sounds as our phonics scheme. We believe that a partnership between home and school is vital for success in reading and seek to involve parents in many ways.
Speaking and Listening
Speaking is our primary form of communication. We listen for pleasure, to hear instructions and to gather information. We aim to teach children to listen carefully and respond clearly; helping them to develop confidence in a range of situations.