Reading at Wycliffe
At Wycliffe, our main aim is to promote a love of reading across a range of genres. Stories, poems, rhymes and non-fiction texts are used as core texts to inspire and expose the children to a range of reading experiences. Each child is encouraged to read daily at home. From EYFS to Year 2 all children take home a book that matches their phonic ability and a skills book to develop their use of vocabulary. Phonics is delivered daily to children in groups according to the phase they are working within and their specific next steps. Targeted precise interventions are delivered regularly in each year group. Reading interventions are monitored by our English Lead, Miss Jones and our Phonics lead, Mrs Sawyer. Children that need additional support with their reading receive Pixl therapy sessions and extra one to one reading.
Parent Partnership – Sharing books together
“Children are made readers in the laps of their parents” – Emilie Buchwald
Share books at every opportunity. Reading books together not only means that you model how to hold and take care of the book, turn the pages and read from left to right but you also prompt speaking and listening skills, concentration and develop vocabulary. Please ask the children open questions to develop their understanding. This does not have to be at the end of the book. It can be based on what they have read so far. Discuss the role of the author and illustrator, find rhyming words, can they spot letters in their name? Can they retell the story in their own words? What happened at the beginning? End?
For younger children who are not yet able to blend words independently, you could also practise oral segmenting and blending of some of the words within the book. You say the sounds of a simple CVC word and your child blends the sound to say the whole word. E.g. Parent/carer: “In the light of the m-oo-n” Child: “moon”.
Accelerated Reader (Y1 – Y6)
We have recently launched Accelerated Reader within school. Each child has their own individual login and is encouraged to use Myon daily and complete the comprehension quiz within 24 hours of reading a book. Please contact us, if you do not have a login for your child. Whilst in school, all classes have tablets so that children have regular access to quizzes online. Although this is only recently launched, the response to this initiative has been successful and we aim to build on this into the new school year.