Reading is a key skill that can open the doors to many other aspects of learning. At Moss Lane we want, and expect, all our children to enjoy stories, poetry and information gathering in non-fiction texts of all kinds so they become enthusiastic and able readers.
Research shows us that the single most significant indicator of economic success in adult life is the enjoyment of reading, not actually how hard the book you're reading is or how well you read it. Its that thirst for a book that counts.
To read well, and with enjoyment, children need a range of experiences, attitudes and skills. At Moss Lane we provide the best opportunities and teaching that will ensure our children become good readers. These include:
Children will read every day in school. Sometimes just them and an adult, sometimes as part of a group and sometimes with the whole class. Reading is assessed regularly so that any child who is finding the process of learning to read more difficult than his/her peers can have additional support and those that are more confident can be challenged further.
To support our teaching of reading we use an extensive range of books from many reading schemes, as well as the Department of Education’s phonic programme ‘Letters and Sounds’ (see the link below) supported by Jolly Phonic resources.
All children will take home two reading books each day, one from the reading scheme (matched to their reading attainment) and one freely chosen by them from our school library, from the reading scheme or from the class library.
“By Year 2, pupils are keen readers. More-able pupils read avidly and are equally adept when reading for information or when reading stories”
- OFSTED Report Feb 2014