In Reading, the Programmes of Study consist of two aspects:
- Word reading
- Comprehension (both listening and reading)
Teaching focuses on developing pupils’ competence in both areas and different kinds of teaching are used for each.
Pupils are taught skilled word reading incorporating the working out of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words. The teaching of phonics is emphasised in the early teaching of reading. Please see the Phonics section of our school website.
Pupils have the opportunity to develop good comprehension skills through their experience of high quality conversation with their teachers, as well as from reading and discussing a range of stories, poems and non-fiction. Pupils are encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live and to establish an appreciation and love of reading.