Waterside Lane, Holmbridge, Holmfirth, HD9 2PF
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Curriculum Statement phonics and reading
We use ‘Letters and Sounds’,complemented with Jolly Phonics and LCP to introduce and teach synthetic phonics moving on to independent and guided reading to build the children’s reading confidence. Children read with adults to build up their reading confidence. The adults use skilful questioning to ensure a child’s understanding of the text, their ability to retrieve information and then later to develop the higher order skills of inference, deduction and authorial intent. From Y1 and across KS2 the children are taught comprehension skills; how to form written answers to questions based on a text they have read and how they can use the text to support their answers.
Your child will benefit from the opportunity to share their reading with you whether it be stories, poems, information books or a favourite comic. Above all, reading should be successful and have a level of difficulty which allows your child to be fluent and successful.