At Ellistown Primary School, reading is promoted as an intrinsic part of teaching and learning. The ability to read is not only the key to learning but it also has a huge impact on children’s self-esteem and future life chances.
As a school, we will ensure that our children are taught to read with fluency, accuracy and understanding through a variety of discreet and cross-curricular learning opportunities.
Above all, we want children in our school to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers.
We want our children to fall in love with reading so that it brings them pleasure and allows them to experience new things, discover new worlds and explore the emotions of others.
At Ellistown we use Twinkl Phonics (a DfE validated full systematic, synthetic phonics programme) to deliver quality phonics teaching to children from the very beginning of learning to read and write to full fluency. Twinkl phonics teaches in a clear and rigorous way so that skills are built progressively over time, ensuring that children have a secure base from which to develop. On top of that, all learning is embedded in the exciting adventures of Kit and Sam and their family and friends so you can be sure that your children will be excited by, and looking forward to, their daily phonics lessons!
Our phonics curriculum takes children through six levels, with children typically moving through levels1-4 during Reception, and then onto level 5 and 6 throughout Year 1 and 2.
With lots of repetition and dailydevelopment of skills, we find that we are able to really build confidence and challenge children at an appropriate level.
By the end of Level 1, children will have had opportunities to:
By the end of Level 2 , children will have had opportunities to:
By the end of Level 3 , children will have had opportunities to:
By the end of Level 4 , children will have had opportunities to:
No new sounds are taught in Level 4.
By the end of Level 5 , children will have had opportunities to:
By the end of Level 6 , children will have had opportunities to:
At this stage, children can read hundreds of words automatically. They are now reading for pleasure and reading to learn, rather than learning to read
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Ellistown Community Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Simone Fellows
Whitehill Road, Ellistown
Leicestershire LE67 1EN
Tel: 01530 260301