At Peel Park Primary School and Nursery, we believe that teaching children to read is our first priority.
Only through becoming fluent and skilful readers with a comprehensive understanding of the meaning of words and texts can children access the full range of learning experiences that we provide. All of our approaches are based on the research evidence of what works best in teaching children to read.
Children initially learn to read from EYFS through the systematic synthetic phonics programme (SPP) Read, Write, Inc. which gives children a solid foundation in sounding letters, segmenting and blending. Our expectation is that all of our children pass the phonics screening check at the end of year 1.
The journey of learning to read does not end there. Once children can decode confidently, we use a range of strategies taught in Whole Class Reading Lessons, as well one-to-one reading and interventions to develop children’s love and knowledge of reading.
Please follow the links below to learn more about reading at Peel Park.