At the Pegasus Academy Trust we provide a reading rich environment where children have access to a range of quality texts. Pupils are encouraged to read widely and across a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. Reading is closely linked to the teaching of writing and quality texts are used to support the development of language.
Children are taught the skills of word reading and comprehension (both listening and reading). As children progress into Key Stage 2, emphasis is placed on the speedy recognition of words. This builds on the phonics skills taught in EYFS and Key Stage 1.
Children have daily access to focused reading activities which may include:
- guided reading with the class teacher;
- individual reading with a teacher or teaching assistant;
- listening to a text being read aloud;
- sharing ideas about a text that has been read;
- answering questions about a range of texts.
Good reading and writing go hand in hand. Children are provided with opportunities to read in school and at home. They have access to a range of texts within their classroom for home reading. Home reading is further supported through the use of home reading journals which parents and carers are encouraged to comment in.