Approach to Teaching of Reading and Phonics
at St. Bede’s
At St. Bede’s we aim to instil a passion for books and foster a real love for reading right from the start. We do this by ensuring that a range of colourful and exciting texts are available within each class. All classrooms have welcoming book corners containing books that reflect the interests of the children within the class and the topics that we are learning. We centre our literacy lessons where possible on exciting key texts and children have guided reading in small groups twice a week.
At St Bede’s, we follow the Sounds Write programme of phonics. All children have 20 minutes focused phonics teaching everyday. Children are split into groups which are pitched at their level. Teachers make phonics sessions engaging and fun by using a wide range of resources and games to ensure all children are involved.
Details of Reading Scheme (Rigby Star Guided)
Rigby Star Guided is a guided reading scheme for Foundation and KS1. It is built specifically for guided reading with rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators, guaranteed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.
The scheme is made up of engaging fiction and motivating non- fiction books, which ensures we can choose the right book at the right level for all our guided reading groups.