Our Curriculum: Reading

Reading at Reigate Parish Church Primary School

The teaching of phonics plays a strong part in supporting children to read. Each morning, children participate in our phonics and spelling programmes – Read Write Inc.

In addition to this, children are encouraged and supported to read in a range of settings. Guided Reading is an opportunity for children to read in a group with their class teacher.  Reading for pleasure takes a strong focus, with opportunities to read in book corners, outside areas and at home.

The children are continually assessed with their reading in line with the National Curriculum. The assessment statements contain all aspects of reading, including phonics and understanding. When children are ready, they will move onto the next book band.