In EYFS & Key Stage One, phonics is taught through an adapted version of the Sounds-Write scheme. Children are taught in groups according to their phonics stage of development. Staff follow a 5-day learning activity plan which details the activities which children should take part in dependent upon their phonics stage. Children’s progress in phonics is assessed every 6 -8 weeks by the reading leader and children are regrouped accordingly. Sitting alongside this phonics programme, the school uses Read Write Inc comprehension books to teach the application of reading and link it to their phonics lessons. As children progress into Key Stage Two, reading is taught as a whole class, using either whole class texts or extracts, to deliver the focus reading skill. These reading skills are developed throughout Key Stage Two, allowing children to study and appreciate more sophisticated texts across all genres.
Fostering a love of reading
Reading is celebrated and encouraged throughout the year at Grenville. Children can receive birthday books in celebration assemblies and annual events such as Breakfast with a Book are planned into the school calendar. Book Talk sessions are also planned to allow children a time to share books they love and expand their knowledge of authors.
Click on the links below to access a reading list for each year group.