At Wood Fold we strongly believe that competence in English enables children to communicate effectively at home, at school and in the wider world and leads to improved life opportunities. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing enable children to organise and express their own thoughts and to access the knowledge and ideas of others. These skills, together with confidence in the use of ICT, are increasingly necessary in today’s world. In addition to this, the ability to respond to literature at a personal and aesthetic level enriches our children’s lives.
Here at Wood Fold, we encourage a love of books and of reading by providing a rich reading environment in our classrooms and in our school library. Our children are immersed in a range of broad and rich experiences of non-fiction and fiction by a range of authors from around the world; as well as modern and classical poetry by a range of poets. These extensive reading experiences provide our children with the chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually through carefully chosen texts. Each class has its own, personalised library from which children can choose a book and share with their peers.
‘The more you read, the more you know; and the more you know, the smarter you will grow.’ Jim Trelease.
KS1 Phonics and Reading
Our reading resources are taken from a wide variety of published schemes:
- Dandelion Readers (Phonics Books)
- Sounds Write Books
These books follow the Sounds Write progression.
Teaching in phonics follows the Sounds Write Programme in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. It is also used for intervention across school.
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Please find below links to recommended books for Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6: