At Grange Park we aim to teach children to:
- Read with fluency, accuracy and understanding.
- Develop an understanding and appreciation of literary, non-fiction and non-literary texts.
All of our children are encouraged to reach 'Legendary' status in our reading league.
Children read to an adult several times a week in school according to their needs and we ask that parents and carers support their child at home by following our policy of Everybody Every night.
Everybody Every night!
Our policy is that children from Reception to Year 6 read with an adult for 15 minutes every night, this includes weekends and school holidays.
Regular practise allows children to develop their reading skills as well as enjoying a wide variety of texts.
A record is kept in each class of which children have read each night and each term prizes are awarded for children who have read to an adult every night. Please look at the link below to see more information about how you can ensure your child is involved in the 'Everybody, every night' rewards.
Grange Park has a variety of reading schemes, including Oxford Reading Tree and Dandelion Readers, to support children to develop their reading skills. Children are given books appropriate to their reading ability.
Once children have progressed on to 'free readers' there is a large selection of books in each classroom for children to choose from and they are encouraged to read a variety of text types and books by different authors.
Phonics is currently being taught as part of our PT&L (Power Teaching and Learning) , which ensures all children, regardless of their age are getting phonics input appropriate to their ability.
Children in Year 1 are required to take a statutory check to assess their understanding of phonics. These results are shared with parents on the end of year reports.