Everton Primary School

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How we teach children to read


Phonics is taught throughout the school in response to pupils' needs. In the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 we use Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics to teach phonics. This is currently under review. In Key Stage 2 phonics is embedded into learning across the curriculum. Children who need extra support are given additional support specific to their individual needs.


Our books are closely linked to the sounds that the children have learnt, they incorporate both fiction and non-fiction texts. Every week children in Reception look at a new book in school and then take this home.


Children in KS1 have two guided reading sessions per week and take home a new reading book to share at home. Staff regularly assess pupils' reading through guided reading and individual sessions. To support the monitoring of progress through book levels, ongoing assessments are used to ensure pupils are challenged appropriately. 


KS2 children are introduced to the Accelerated Reader programme. This involves the use of quizzes and activities to support children's further comprehension skills.


If you would like further information on your child’s reading at Everton Primary School then please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher.