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Our aim is to develop enjoyment and a love of reading. All children are encouraged to take books home regularly to read and share with their families. These may be from a range of reading schemes and non-scheme books and are used for independent or "shared" reading.

In Key Stage 1, reading is taught through Guided Reading, where a teacher reads with small groups of children.  This is an effective strategy because it gives the teacher the opportunity to ask the children questions about the text they have read and discuss it at length.  There are also opportunities throughout the week for children read on a 1:1 basis with an adult.

Across the whole school, starting in Reception, children are taught to read through phonics, where we use the Letters and Sounds scheme (and also some Jolly Phonics) and high frequency word recognition to enable them to read unfamiliar words and to tackle new texts confidently.