Reading and Phonics
At Roseberry we teach the specific skills of decoding through a whole school consistent approach using Letters & Sounds i.e. phonics. Daily phonics sessions take place every morning from nursery to Year 2. Junior pupils may also access phonics teaching through ‘Word Fun’ lessons in which they learn spelling patterns taken from The National Curriculum.
We also utilise a range of strategies such as the use of contextual and grammatical cues. Above all, we endeavour to instill a love of reading in all children and focus on reading for pleasure across the school through a wide range of activities such as: special author focus weeks; performance poetry competitions, author visits; book fayres, library visits; peer reading; etc.
Every Monday, each class pairs with another to share a book together. Younger children have the opportunity to be read to by an older child, or to practise their reading skills to an older audience.
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