How we teach reading
We have fully implemented the Read Write Inc approach to teaching reading.
The children are taught phonics in school using a range of interactive, structure methods.
The approach is consistent in each class and has proven to be very successful here at Copeland Road with much improved reading results including 92% pass rate in the Year 1 phonics test in 2018.
Information is regularly shared with parents, please visit the parent information page Read Write Inc.
Read Write Information booklet
Read Write Inc. is the programme we use to teach phonics. This begins in Reception to Year 3. This booklet gives more information about sounds and how we teach phonics throughout the years.
Project X – Year 5 & 6
In Year 5 & 6 pupils begin to use Project X Comprehension Express. This develops comprehension skills and helps children learn the 10 essential comprehension strategies that research shows are the most effective. Click the below link to see the poster Year 5 & 6 refer to during lessons.
Reading comprehension questions for children to use at home
It is important that your child develops their comprehension as well as reading skills. Reading isn’t just about decoding words. Children need to understand and interpret the text in many different ways. This resource provides parents with questions and ideas to support and understands what they have read.
Lunchtime Library Sessions
The children from every class have access to the library every lunchtime. The children have the opportunity to change library books, read for pleasure as well as work on a computer in the study centre using the programmes Purple Mash or Reading Eggs. The library sessions have also created a variety of writing opportunities, the children have made book marks, wrote book reviews and recently came up with a number of suggestions including designing book covers and writing blurbs.
Reading for Pleasure
The children at Copeland Road love to read, from Reception to Year 6 every child is encouraged to read for pleasure. We recognise that reading is so important and reading a wide range of texts can improve the quality of children’s writing. The children designed book covers, wrote blurbs around their favourite stories and also wrote about why they enjoyed a particular book.