Phonics is often a subject which parents/carers feel is the hardest to support with at home. This document below provides ideas for teaching phonics at home for Key Stage 1 children.
For more information on Phonic website and app links, please visit the page link below:
At Okehampton Primary School, we believe that reading is the best gift that you could give your child. We have tailored a policy to support all children in their learning of reading and to inspire children to become life-long readers. One of the main aims of English in the new National Curriculum is to ‘develop [pupils’] love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment’. This is to be achieved by ensuring that they ‘develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information’.
- KS1 - We use a range of schemes such as Rising Stars and Collins Big Cat to provide a rich a varied text base. These texts are organised into bands using book band and bench-marking guidance. This expands into early KS2 as necessary to ensure the needs of our children are being met. Click on the link here, to access information on registering as a parent with Oxford Owl, free e-books. There is also some advice on how to encourage your child to develop a reading habit.
- KS2 - We continue to use a range of schemes as well as our extensive library to ensure children are reading for information and for pleasure. In addition, our 'Accelerated Reader' programme allows children to read a broad range of texts and provides opportunity for independent reading at 90-95% rate of accuracy. When appropriate, 'Accelerated Reader' can also be used for KS1 pupils. For further information about 'Accelerated Reader' please see the parent supoprt guide below.
In February 2021, we purchased software, known as myON. This will provide students with free access to over 7,000 enhanced e-books along with student friendly new articles. The following guide will help you navigate your way around myON as a resource.