Reading at St Luke’s
At St Luke’s we approach the teaching and learning of reading through a programme of systematic synthetic phonics, guided reading and by providing pupils with books to take home and practice with.
In our infants our phonic programme is based upon Read, Write Inc: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/
Key Stage 2:
Reading within Key Stage Two follows on and builds upon the foundations set within Key Stage One. Books are banded into colour bands with a range of books in each band. Children have a choice of real books carefully selected for content with a range of fiction and non- fiction titles. Or they can choose a book from one of two schemes – Oxford Reading Tree or Project X. Oxford Reading Tree has the same familiar characters as the books in Key Stage One whereas the Project X books have cartoon graphics and a set of characters that are designed to reflect the children who are reading them.
Children are encouraged from Year 3 to Year 6 to select their own take home books from their colour band. Once children have confidently moved through all the bands they progress onto library books and are similarly encouraged to select their own books to take home and read. These books have a more challenging content for the children and extend their learning further.
Here at St Luke’s we ensure that reading is an integral part of the curriculum in all subjects. We have a range of fiction and non-fiction books.