English at Lark Hill
Literacy skills are initially taught through the 'Read Write Inc' programme. Read Write Inc is a nationally acclaimed programme that uses a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. The programme is delivered daily from nursery up to Year 2, and beyond where there is a specific need. Sessions are completed in small groups to allow staff to give each individual child a high level of support and challenge.
Reading skills are taught and developed through phonics, guided and whole class reading, comprehension and shared reading. We want our pupils to grow into confident and inquisitive readers who willingly read for pleasure. Reading has an impact not just in English but across the entire curriculum. Children who regularly read are more successful learners across a wide range of subjects in school. Whole school reading strategies, such as our 'Reading Cups' are used to encourage and reward reading both inside and outside of the classroom.
The Primary National Curriculum - English
Phonics and Reading Schemes
At Lark Hill Community Primary School, children use key skills to help them work out what new words say when they learn to read. This is often called decoding. Working out what words mean is like cracking the code to reading. Phonics and learning sight words are key skills for decoding. At Lark Hill we use the 'Read, Write, Inc' phonics scheme, and a variety of reading schemes to support the teaching of reading.