Approach to Reading
At Ingol we try to foster the love of reading as soon as the children start school. We use a range of approaches and give the children many opportunities to read and develop their skills across the curriculum. We use a combination of phonics based approaches directed by the Letters & Sounds document, alongside other strategies like being able to equate a letter or letters with a sound, understanding of grammar and word order and an understanding of the meaning being conveyed. We use a range of reading schemes (Phonic bug, Project X, Oxford reading etc) to allow the children to have a range of styles and text types. We try to give the children skills to become confident, fluent and accurate with books that match their reading ability.
Helping to read at home
Reading at home should be a nice shared time to help your child build on their reading skills but also help to foster that love of reading. By showing an interest in reading and encouraging your child to read the books they bring home from school is a great way to help them. Spending a few minutes each day reading with your child will make a big difference! If your child becomes stuck on a word, ask them to try and work it out and if they can’t tell them the word to help the flow of the book keep going. Offer lots of praise for their efforts. Reading for pleasure is a great way to encourage a life-long love of reading.
Enjoyment of Reading
Reading is promoted as an enjoyable activity in which ‘reading for pleasure’ is fundamental. During the course of a week, children are provided with opportunities in reading for pleasure.