Reading and Phonics
At Yealmpton Primary School we believe that everyone can succeed in reading, developing a love of books and knowledge. We aim to help all children to become competent readers and help them to see reading as an intrinsically pleasurable and worthwhile activity which will help them to become lifelong learners. Providing a wide variety of good quality texts, which will appeal to all children, we teach a range of strategies to help children to become effective readers.
At the beginning of their journey, in Foundation, we use a synthetic phonics approach to teach early reading skills providing a systematic programme of reading which involves a combination of shared, guided and individual reading. We aim to develop a reciprocal and interactive community of readers, fully involving parents and carers with supporting their child’s reading development. We believe that it is important for children to hear stories read aloud to them, to engage in making preferences about books and to build vocabulary of the written word.
Our Reading Community - where reading grows and adventures begin!
Welcome to our exciting reading wall. Read the book reviews by scrolling down the wall and maybe decide what you will read next. We will review books for you here, but also you may add a review when you finish a book that you have particularly enjoyed. That way we will - as a whole school reading community - grow our wall of children's books which are currently trending. See below on how we would like you to add a post.