Reading is at the heart of the curriculum at Holme Slack. We believe that reading is the key to success. We want to foster a love of reading in ALL children. We believe that children should read and enjoy books from as early as possible. Therefore we promote reading for pleasure as strongly as we teach the skill of reading.
We teach children to read through a daily systematic synthetic phonics programme at KS1.(Little Wandle)
Children then progress to daily spelling, punctuation and grammar sessions in KS2.
The teaching of reading is further developed by daily reading sessions.
Reading is promoted through a range of engaging resources taken from a variety of nationally recognised reading schemes.
We have a well stocked up to date library and we encourage all pupils to use this weekly.
Every class has a class story which they read straight after lunchtime as a way to relax before learning resumes.
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