Our Reading Approach at Willow Farm

We use Letters and Sounds as our main phonics programme.
We have a whole range of reading scheme books including Oxford
Reading Tree, Phonics Bugs, Mission X etc.
We are continually searching out new reading material both fiction
and non-fiction to excite the children.
Environmental print
Encourage children to be excited by books and to develop a love of learning
Children receive ‘Booktime’ reading packs
Termly ‘read with your child’ weeks
Use books regularly – fiction and non-fiction
Letters and sounds – 20 minutes daily
Work through oral blending, single words, captions, sentences, blending books and book
banded reading scheme when appropriate
Parent workshops
Book bag – sharing book they choose, reading scheme book changed when necessary
Word/picture matching cards as appropriate
1:1 reading with parent helpers/students/T’s
Story time regularly
Visit library - class topic books
Reading story sack assembly
Book bags – diaries and scheme books – changed a minimum of weekly
Guided reading weekly
Listening stations, carousel of activities, book boxes
Daily phonics session small groups
Targeted readers
Planning through books
Visit library – class topic books
Regular story time
Key words – High frequency words in Year 1
Spelling/strategies in Year 2
Following a literacy topic book stays in classroom as a familiar book
Classroom library
Catch up
Reading tracks
Story sack assembly
Regular assessment of reading
Class story time
Exciting and quality reading books
Reading folders/book bags
Phonics through Support for spelling
Books from the library
Class sets of texts
Guided reading books
One to one reading – target children
Reading interventions- catch up , Toe by Toe, Better Reading
Whole school
Rewards for reading at home
Book weeks termly
Themed reading days
Technology used to develop reading
Travelling books – book shop
Assembly stories
Paired reading across age groups
Many Parents listen to readers- thanks.