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Reading and Phonics at Oakwood

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Reading at Oakwood

Take a look at some of the things we do to encourage reading at Oakwood.


Intended  outcome

Daily 15-20 minute reading sessions (most carried out after lunch)

To improve independent reading skills (including comprehension)

Regular 1:1 reading and book changing

To improve independent reading skills (including comprehension)

Weekly comprehension focus during whole class Literacy

To become familiar with written questions.  To improve inference & deduction skill

In Class reading chart (who has read at home?)

To encourage competition and a love of reading

Increased parental engagement (reading flyer, mind map, discussions & parent literacy course)

To give parents the confidence to read with their child at home every day

Project X scheme

To engage the children (good graphics) and to allow the children to apply phonic knowledge

Differentiated phonics group sessions

To allow children to use and apply their phonic knowledge at a sound, word and sentence level (using phonicsplay.co.uk)

Library renovation, library access schedule & library club

To encourage excitement and promote reading at home

‘Share days’ to encourage parents to read with their child

To engage parents with reading and improve home-school links

SPAG sessions

To improve spelling and grammar across the school.  To become familiar with SPAG tests in KS2

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Reading at Oakwood

At Oakwood Primary School we provide our children with a wealth of reading opportunities. Our school uses a selection of reading schemes including; Oxford Reading Tree, Ginn & Project X to provide our children with the opportunity to read a variety of text types and to also continue to motivate and engage our children.
We also have a well-stocked school library which the children are able to access and choose books which interest them to take away and enjoy.


Phonics at Oakwood

Here at Oakwood, we teach Phonics in phases rather than in year groups.

In Reception and Key Stage 1, Phases 2 - 6 are taught and children are placed in a phase group suited to their needs. 

The website Phonics Play is useful if you wish to support your child at home.

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