The Subject Leader for Reading is Miss A Frith.
The Subject Leader for Read, Write, Inc is Mrs Webber.
Reading Statement of Intent
We aim to equip pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the NC English POS. Children will know more and remember more. We use Read Write Inc. to teach phonics for reading and writing in EYFS and KS1. In Year 2 and beyond, we follow the reading scheme VIPERS which looks specifically at vocabulary, inference, prediction, explaining ideas, retrieval and summarising their thoughts and understanding. All of this is matched to the NC objectives.
At South Hiendley Primary School, we recognise the importance of reading in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of reading the prominence it requires.
We ensure that teachers of the subject have excellent subject knowledge, and leadership supports that acquisition of this for NQT and non-specialist teachers. Subject matter is presented clearly, teachers carefully check learning and identify misconceptions, providing direct feedback. Our pupils learn to read and write effectively and quickly using the Read Write Inc. phonics programme.
In Year 2 and beyond we teach regular small group reading sessions with children of similar current reading abilities. During these sessions, pupils have the opportunity to work with the class teacher, work independently and with their partners. They also have the opportunity to read fiction and non-fiction books for pleasure.
Children will know more, remember more and understand more about the curriculum and what they are reading. This is evidenced through regular pupil voice, monitoring and looking at outcomes which are measured against our age-based progression grids. Children are to retain prior-learning and explicitly make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning.
The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at South Hiendley are equipped with skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.