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Reading and Phonics

All reading areas in Carlton:

  • have a variety of good quality books, which include a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, some relating to the current topic,
  • have books which are well displayed and accessible
  • are a defined area
  • are engaging,  age appropriate, comforting/safe place
  • have a display of key words and prompts (these should include promoting the comprehension strategies: prediction, questioning, inference, summarising, clarifying, evaluating, making links)
  • give recommendations of books either from children or adults

    Reading sessions in Carlton:
  • include real books so children are exposed to a range of types of books and texts
  • allow opportunities for children to read for pleasure using the reading area
  • promote the comprehension strategies: prediction, questioning, inference, summarising, clarifying, evaluating, making links
  • ensure children are involved in meaningful independent reading activities e.g. reading/phonics/comprehension
  • follow the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme in EYFS and Year 1 and where appropriate in Year 2 and Year 3

Phonic sessions in Carlton:

  • begin by recapping previous sounds and/or words using flashcards
  • all use the same resources and vocabulary to support consistency
  • regularly include the opportunity to sort words into real and nonsense words however these can take a variety of forms. E.g. real and rubbish, treasure and trash
  • take the format of review/revisit, teach, practise, apply,
  • be supported by phonics posters on the walls for children to use
  • be assessed each half term using individual and/or phonics screening tests
  • follow the Read Write Inc Phonics programme

 

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