Reading is not only the key which opens the doors to other subjects, it also informs, guides and enriches all our daily lives. Here at John Fletcher of Madeley we aim to instill a love of books and reading into all our pupils. This is achieved not only through the daily teaching of phonics, individual, shared and guided reading sessions but also by surrounding the children with positive reading experiences which don't always require them to sit at a table in the classroom. We have our 'Book Corners' in each classroom, stocked with age appropriate fiction and non-fiction texts, comics and magazines. These have proved immensely popular with our children.
At John Fletcher we have an online reading scheme developed by Pearson that enables our children to read ebooks at home and at school. Children are given a user name and password that they can use to access Bug Club on the Internet. Our school username is lcxm and the link to bug club is https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 Here the children can access books selected by their teacher and complete different reading activities that help develop their reading.
In the summer term, children in KS1 and KS2 join together to ‘shared read’ once a week. This involves the older children at our school reading with the younger children. This helps to prompt a love for reading and provides the children with great opportunities to read together.
Book Fortnights and World Book Day
Here at John Fletcher we value and wish to promote a love of reading and a passion for books. During our school year we take the opportunity to celebrate book events such as World Book Day and each term we like to focus on a focus author or book theme for a two week period. During this time the children and adults base their learning around books or authors and this gives children great opportunities to explore reading and writing in many creative ways.
Click on the links below to see how phonics and reading are taught in the classroom.
As a parent/carer you are the person who knows your child best, so you are ideally placed to help them with reading, writing, speaking and listening. Visit our 'Reading at Home' page for ideas to support your child.