Creating a strong reading culture here at Lees is so important to us. We are passionate about fostering a love of reading with our children so they become fluent and confident readers as they grow up. We have recently overhauled our reading scheme and invested in new books, from Nursery to Year 6. From EYFS we use Little Wandle program to teach our children to become fluent early readers.
We use quality scheme to ensure children are offered a wide choice when learning to read. We have also heavily invested in new books to promote reading for pleasure. We simply want all our children to have a life-long love of reading. Please see the main English page for how reading is embedded into our curriculum. The reading is underpinned by clear vocabulary teaching, so children develop a wider ranging lexis.
At Lees, Reading is prioritised to allow pupils to access the full curriculum offer. It is key to our curriculum planning. Themes are based on high quality texts.
A rigorous and sequential approach to the reading curriculum develops pupils’ fluency, confidence and enjoyment in reading. At all stages, reading attainment is assessed and gaps are addressed. For early Reading, our books connect closely to the phonics knowledge pupils are taught when they are learning to read.