Teaching Reading

At High Ercall Primary School we love reading! We value reading for enjoyment enormously, and we encourage all our children to read regularly at home and school.

In school we teach reading through our Guided Reading sessions. In these sessions, the children will learn how to decode words, how to predict, how to make inferences and talk about their books. As the children move through Key Stage 2, there is more emphasis on reading for meaning and writing their responses to reading. In the section detailing our long term planning, you will find the reading targets which set out the reading objectives in each year group.


Reading Schemes:

At High Ercall we use the following reading schemes and books:

• Pearson – Phonics Bug
• Oxford reading Tree – songbirds
• Rigby star
• Project X for our more confident readers.

We have also purchased Phonics bug as an online resource. Your child should have the username and password in their reading diary. For further information on this resource, look on the 'Phonics' page.