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Reading Ethos

At St George's School, we provide access to high quality texts, which will promote wonder and, through collaboration, generate trust in order to achieve. Books have been carefully selected to help develop children’s skills as a reader but also a passion and enthusiasm for reading. There is a broad range of subject matter, styles and levels of challenge.

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 At St George's School we use Little Wandle as our chosen phonics framework. Whole class phonics is taught in EYFS and Key Stage 1. It may be used as an intervention in KS2 for children who need it. This programme provides a clear framework of progression beginning with simple phoneme identification, blending and segmenting to developing fluency in independent reading. The programme is supported with resources such as reading books, that are fully decodable which are sent home to support reading practice, and are used in school. The video below will explain this at home.

Phonics video for parents.mp4

Useful Websites for Reading

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  • Useful Websites for Reading
  • BBC Nursery songsA collection of nursery songs from the Early Learning series Listen and Play and Playtime, both of which are currently available on iplayer and as podcasts

  • Book TrustSuggested books for children, advice on how to read with your child, book lists, fun games, competitions to win free books, Children's Book Club etc.

  • Love ReadingExpert recommendations and opening extracts of books.

  • Oxford OwlPhonics advice and access to free E-Books. Free to register.

  • PearsonPublisher’s website designed to give parents help and advice for reading with children.

  • PhonicsA useful website featuring free resources for KS1 (and the option of subscribing)

  • Read for my schoolReading competition for Years 3- 4 featuring a great range of books, including those for the struggling reader.

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